Trekking (an alternative to Scotty's Hat) by Woolly Wormhead

Trekking (an alternative to Scotty's Hat)

May 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, unblocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
17, 20, 23 in/43, 51, 58 cm
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This pattern is available for free.

This is a Hat inspired by Scotty’s Hat from the recent Star Trek movie. The Nerdy Knitters group asked me to help them create a Hat, and this is what I came up with.

Although the Hat in the film appears to be constructed from alternate panels of vertical and sideways garter stitch, this pattern isn’t a true Scotty’s Hat - instead it is a Hat similar in style, and ideal for those not keen on short rows or seaming. For a version with sideways garter stitch and short row shaping try Scotty’s Hat by Nicole Lorenz.

This version is knit entirely in the round, with panels of garter stitch and 1x1 ribbing (sideways garter stitch functions the same as 1x1 rib but does look a little bit different) and is knit from the bottom up.

This is a perfect Hat for tucking up your dreads, and ideal for both men and women!

I’m unable to offer pattern support for my free patterns via Ravelry PM or email - please visit the Wormhead’s Hats group if you have a question about this pattern. Thanks for your understanding!

Note: Pattern updated 23/05/09.

400-500yd/366-457m Heavy DK or Worsted weight, single or multi- ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

20 sts to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.

To fit sizes: 17 (20, 23) in/43 (51, 58) cm
Finished size: 13.5 (16.75, 20) in/34.5 (42.5, 51) cm

Sample details
Shown in YRC Silk Wool DK (50% Merino, 50% Silk)

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases

Published 2009
Product code: WW083FTrekking