Truffle Hunter by Jennifer Dassau

Truffle Hunter

March 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Raindrop stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 175 yards (146 - 160 m)
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Truffle Hunter was designed using the wonderful Equus yarn, as part of Shalimarch 2015. Check out Kristi’s lovely yarns in the Shalimar Yarns Ravelry group.

A rolled stockinette edge, asymmetric ribbing and subtly delicate textured stitch make Truffle Hunter a special hat of distinction. Short rows both shape the brim and add extra slouch at the nape, and the simple stitch pattern brings precious appeal to both sides of the fabric. Finished carefully, the hat is fully reversible for two lovely and unmistakably unique looks.

Techniques & Skills Used: cable CO, knit/purl, short rows, decreasing. This pattern includes links to my short row tutorials.

Size: one size to fit most adults; 18” brim circumference and 9” height, measured flat and unstretched.

Yarn: Shalimar Equus (100% superwash merino wool; 200 yards/183m), shown in Black Truffle; 1 skein. Sample used about 165 yards of worsted weight yarn.

Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) 16” circular needle or 32” circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Stitch markers (9); Yarn needle.

Gauge: 16 st and 24 rows/4” in Raindrop stitch, after blocking.

Thank you to my wonderful tech editor Kate Vanover.
For questions or to show off your hat, visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.