2X2 Hat by Sari Nordlund

2X2 Hat

Knitting
September 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
52 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
in over 2x2 ribbing on 2.5 mm / US 2½ needles in the round, after blocking, unstretched.
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
284 yards (260 m)
one size, women's medium, to fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
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Get the perfect fit with this top-down knitted, ribbed hat. You can easily adjust the size and length of the hat to get the fit you want. The hat is knitted from top down, so you can try it on as you knit it to make sure the head circumference and length are just perfect for your head. After the crown shaping the rest of the hat is just simple 2x2 ribbing.

This hat is designed for everyday use, and despite the small needles and fingering weight yarn it knits up surprisingly fast. This is the perfect project to use the precious hand dyed skeins from your stash, as the simple texture really highlights the colors and texture of the yarn!

Note that you can also wear the hat inside out for a slightly different look!

Size:
One size, women’s medium
To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
The size and length of the hat is easily adjustable.

Yarn:
260 m / 280 yards of fingering weight yarn. Pink sample knitted in Kässäkerho Pom Pom Merino Single (100% merino, 366 m / 400 yards per 100g), shown in shade Kurtturuusu. Gray sample knitted in Hedgehog Fibres Skinny Singles (100% merino 366 m / 400 yards per 100g), shown in shade Salty Tales.

Gauge:
52 sts and 44 rounds = 10 cm over 2x2 ribbing on 2.5 mm / US 2½ needles in the round, after blocking, unstretched.
Note: take the measurement of relaxed fabric, do not try to stretch the ribbing open. (Basically the purl sts are invisible.)

Needles:
2.5 mm / US 1½ DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop knitting

Notions
4 stitch markers
sewing needle