Woven Rain Hat by Alex Capshaw-Taylor
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Woven Rain Hat

July 2012
Lace ?
26 stitches and 28 rows
in Woven Herringbone patt with 1 strand each of A and B held tog
US 5 - 3.75 mm
one size: 20¾" circumference
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Stay stylish in rain or shine with this pretty fedora. Worsted wool and stainless steel are held together strength. Pieces are worked flat.

Finished Size 20¾“ circumference and 5¼” high at tallest point.

Yarn Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Organic Wool (100% organic wool; 185 yd 170 m/3½ oz 100 g): #134 avocado (A), 2 skeins. Lion Brand Yarn LB Collection Wool Stainless Steel (75% wool, 25% stainless steel; 273 yd 244 m/½ oz 14 g): #108 dusty blue (B), 1 cone.

Needles Size 5 (3.75 mm): two 24” circulars (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle; waste yarn for provisional CO.

Gauge 26 sts and 28 rows = 4” in Woven Herringbone patt with 1 strand each of A and B held tog; 20 sts and 32 rows = 4” in Seed st with 1 strand each of A and B held tog.

If you’re interested in the inspiration behind this design you can read about it at Worldknits. While you’re there you can also check out the music I was listening to while writing the pattern and knitting the sample. I hope you enjoy! -Alex