Winter Folk Hat by Nick Davis

Winter Folk Hat

August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette, blocked.
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
3 sizes: Large, Intermediate, and Little Kid (to fit 23", 21", and 18" head circ. approximately)
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The Winter Folk is a richly textured lacy hat with a natural mori-girl feeling. Knit it in rustic wool or a precious hand-dyed single--this inviting pattern looks beautiful in plain wool, but also shows off the gleaming depths of a good hand-dyed or hand-painted yarn really well.

Knit one for you and one for a kid! This written pattern (no charts) includes instructions for both an average adult hat size, to suit teens and grown ups, one for pre-teen kids, and one for small kids (large infant to toddler size), just because it is going to be ridiculously adorable in miniature.

It also includes two distinct crown-shapings, so you can knit at least six subtly distinct projects in one sleek, economic pattern - three sizes with two crown options.

The pattern has brief notes for customization that will allow you to size up or down, while still being able to use the pattern as written if you opt for the square crown decreases.

You can knit the Winter Folk hat from just half a skein of Malabrigo Sock or Mechita. The little kid and intermediate hats take slightly less yarn.

Gauge is important for this project! Gauge is approximately 21 sts/35 rows over 4 inches in blocked stockinette, and depending on your knitting style, you’ll probably need between US 0-3 (metric: 2.0mm-3.25mm) needles in both 16” circular and DPNs. Most people will get the appropriate gauge on needles 1-2 sizes largerthan what I use, but only you know your knitting style!

For close-knit ribbing, I like going one needle size down if that option is available to me - so when I knit this on 2.25mm needles, I generally use a 2.0mm 16” circular for the ribbing.

Sizing is determined by the circumference of your noggin.
Large size: 23”
Intermediate: 21”
Little kid size: 18”

It matches the Winter Folk Cowl.

Thanks for looking, and for knitting Mouse Army patterns!