205th Street Hat by Mat Kladney

205th Street Hat

November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22.5 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
Fits most adult heads
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

UPDATE September 2019

Because I am a loose knitter, many people have had trouble matching my gauge. I’ve published a new pattern with options for small or large heads! If you are a tight knitter DEFINITELY use the larger pattern!

This hat was inspired by the gates of the NYC subway at 205th Street station (Bronx bound D train FTW!). I didn’t realize until after designing this pattern that the same gates are used all over the subway system, but they will forever be my 205th Street gates.

Because the cabling of this hat is bunched together, gauge is SUPER important. I am a loose knitter, so make sure you do a test swatch before knitting the hat (or you might have to give your hat away).

You’ll need around 150y of worsted weight yarn and you’ll want to be comfortable with knitting in the round along with cabling to complete this hat.