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
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

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.