Whitman Hat by Carrie McGowan
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Whitman Hat

Knitting
August 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 60 rows = 4 inches
in two-color garter st
US 3 - 3.25 mm
440 yards (402 m)
17.25 (19.75)" circumference at brim and 7.75 (8.25)" tall

The Whitman Hat features mock brioche cables that surround an angular brioche motif inspired by traditional American cabin architecture. Interpreting classic cable motifs in modern two-color brioche demonstrates the progression from past to present in one hat. This hat gives you the opportunity to practice advanced techniques such as brioche decreases and a braided cast-on.

Difficulty Experienced

Finished Size 17.25 (19.75)” circumference at brim and 7.75 (8.25)” tall. Hat shown measures 17.25”.


Yarn Imperial Yarn McKenzie (100% American wool): natural (cream; MC) and moss (green; CC), 1 skein each.

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 Marker; cable needle; tapestry needle.


Gauge 26 sts and 60 rnds = 4” in two-color garter st; 31 sts and 88 rnds = 4” in Slipped Corrugated Rib.

Notes This hat is worked in the round
using brioche stitch and two-color garter stitch.