Tree Boughs & Trails Hat by Clare Lakewood

Tree Boughs & Trails Hat

Knitting
September 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 27.5 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt on larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
95 - 168 yards (87 - 154 m)
13.5 (16, 17 [18.5, 20])”/ 34.5 (40.5, 43 [47, 51]) cm circumference
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Pattern Availability
The version available from Interweave (“visit pattern website” link) includes instructions for three sizes: child/teen (adult woman, adult man) to fit a 20 22, 24)” head.

The version available for purchase through Ravelry (“buy it now” link) includes instructions for five sizes: 6 month (12 month, adult, adult large) to fit a 20 22, 24)” head; and variations for a beanie and slouch cap, folded brim and short brim.

Inspiration

The Tree Boughs & Trails Hat is a modern take on traditional German twisted-stitch patterns. An unusual leaf stitch pattern hints at branches of trees; a clever cable variation suggests trails that meander through the woods. This hat uses a cozy merino—sourced and spun in America—to make all those twisted stitches and cables pop.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size
13.5 (16, 17 18.5, 20)”/ 34.5 (40.5, 43 47, 51) cm circumference and the following depths:
Beanie, short brim: 7.75 (8, 9 9.75, 9.75)”/ 19.5 (20.5, 23 25, 25) cm tall
Slouch, short brim: - (-, 10.25 11, 11)”/ -, (-, 26 28, 28) cm
Beanie, folded brim: 8.75 (9.5, 10 11.5, 11.5)”/ 22 (23.5, 25.5 29, 29) cm
Slouch, folded brim: (-, 11.25 12.5, 12.5)”/ - (-, 28.5 32, 32) cm

Hat shown measures 18.5”.

Yarn Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted (100% merino): roasted pumpkin, 1 skein.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 7 (4.5 mm): 24” circular. Size 7 (4.5 mm): set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; cable needle; tapestry needle.

Gauge 27 sts and 27.5 rnds = 4” in charted patt on larger needle.