Trails and Streams Hat by Kathi Snodgrass

Trails and Streams Hat

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
175 - 190 yards (160 - 174 m)
One Size
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Inspired by the trails and streams that meander through the woods of our National Parks this hat will keep you toasty while you are hiking the Pacific Crest, the Appalachian Trail, or around your neighborhood.

The two knit one purl ribbing flows naturally into standard 2 x 1 cables and a simple 1 x 1 traveling stitch. These two elements twine together as they reach the top of the hat. Shaping is worked into the pattern and concludes with the cables and traveling stitches decreasing together.

Add a pom-pom in the same or a contrasting color for a bit of whimsy. Or leave it off for a more classic beanie. Knit the brim 2 inches for a standard look or 5 inches and fold up the brim.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.

Skill Level:
Intermediate – cables and twisted stitches.

Yarn:
Approximately 190 yards 174 meters Worsted or Aran weight yarn. Pom-pom and folded brim require additional yarn (approximately 50 yds each).

Sample shown using: 2 skeins Ewe Ewe Yarns Wooly Worsted (100% wool; 95 yards 87 meters per 50 g) in Aquamarine and ½ skein of Brushed Silver for the pom-pom.

Needles:
US 5 3.75 mm 16 inch circular for ribbing.
US 7 4.5 mm 16 inch circular.
US 7 4.5 mm DPN for crown.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain gauge.

Gauge:
22 stitches by 30 Rnds = 4” 10 cm in stockinette stitch after blocking.

Size:
19-20 in 50 cm circumference. Length: 9 in 23 cm for standard beanie and 11.5 in 29 cm with the rolled rim.

Construction:
In the Round.