Wayfaring Hat by Lindsay Dayton LaShell

Wayfaring Hat

February 2013
OR 200 or so yards of worsted weight wool of your choice
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch, measured after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
180 - 220 yards (165 - 201 m)
One size fits most
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The second I saw it, I fell in love with Jared Flood’s Wayfarer scarf pattern. After making several, I decided the pattern was subtle enough that a slouchy beanie to match was actually just what I needed.

The hat begins with a provisional cast-on, is knit flat with short row shaping, then seamed using a slightly adapted kitchener stitch. If you’re familiar with these techniques, this pattern is interesting enough to be quite fun. If these techniques are new to you, this pattern might be a bit challenging, but well worth it!

Dark Blue:
1 skein (217 yards) Vintage Worsted by Berroco 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon in Juniper

Light Blue:
1 skein (225 yards) ToshDK by MadelineTosh 100% superwash merino in Betty Draper’s Blue

OR about 200 yards of worsted weight wool of your choice

US #7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needle of your choice, tapestry needle, stitch markers, crochet hook if needed for provisional cast-on

Garter stitch section, measured after blocking:
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4” square

Hat is about 19” around and 13” long. Comfortably fits up to 23” or 24” head circumference.