Yurt Hat with Ridge Detail by Hazel Donnelly
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Yurt Hat with Ridge Detail

Aran (8 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 9 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
170 yards (155 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Originally this pattern was designed to use handspun wool but I have recently Knit this in Donegal Heather and a chunky mohair and I think it works well. I used approximately 60 grms of the first colour and 30 of the second.

The strange name was given by my children as they felt the hat looked like a nomadic tent - it has stuck.

Knit in the round it requires some skill to manage the ridges but otherwise is a simple and quick hat to knit.

You could consider lining the hat if wool itching is a problem. This might be a good way to use up scraps of different yarns to add a bit of texture to the ridges.