Wasatch Backcountry Hat by Christy Wall

Wasatch Backcountry Hat

September 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in 1 x 1 ribbing
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
130 - 160 yards (119 - 146 m)
one size fits most
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download


I have the needle sizes in metric wrong. I apologize to the non-Americans. It should be
US#5 = 3.75 mm
US#6 = 4.00 mm

Also, when I calculated the gauge, I did it by counting only the ridges in the K1 P1 rib. I’m lazy and like to figure out the gauge as I start knitting, so that allows me to do that. I meant to mention that in the pattern and did not.

Also also, I only used size 5 DPNs because that’s what I had. Switch to those when needed.

Someday when life is not so hectic, I will adjust the actual pattern, but it seems like most of you clever people are figuring these mistakes out. Nice work. :)

Yardage is estimated. If you only use one color, you will need more than one skein of Merino Style for the size specified in the pattern.

This is a super easy knit, and it doesn’t take too long. Feel free to email with questions. I have knit a ton of these hats, though, and I think they’re cute and really comfy.