Voussoir Hat by Robin Allen
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Voussoir Hat

September 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
248 yards (227 m)
19 1/2" circumference (unstretched) and 7 1/4" long.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

In designing this hat, I was inspired by medieval cathedrals. A voussoir is a wedge-shaped stone used in building a vault or an arch. This hat fulfills my love of symmetry and my desire to create complex-looking designs with simple stitch repeats.

The close-fitting Voussoir Hat uses a combination of knits, purls, and twisted stitches to create a design that looks much more complex than it is.

For a men’s version of the hat, use size 4 needles.

Designer Robin Allen

Finished Size 19 1/2” circumference (unstretched) and 7 1/4” long.

Yarn Valley Yarns Northfield (70% merino,20% baby alpaca, 10% silk; 124 yd 113 m/1 3/4 oz 50 g): #18 pine green, 2 skeins. Yarn distributed by WEBS.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular (cir)and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 32 rnds = 4” in charted patt.