5-hour Hat and Gaiter/Neckwarmer/Headband by Rachel Kluesner

5-hour Hat and Gaiter/Neckwarmer/Headband

August 2008
Jumbo (0-4 wpi) ?
9 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
70 - 92 yards (64 - 84 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

Note: The yarn used in this pattern was originally a 2-ply pencil roving that has since been discontinued. A good substitute would be any yarn that knits to a super bulky gauge.

This hat and gaiter pattern is a quick and warm knit perfect for beginners or for those (like me) who need a quick and fast project. Knitting took 5 hours total for both projects.

The hat is made for a 22-23” head. I can pull it firmly down over my ears and it fits great. I don’t have tall hair, though. If you have tall hair you may want to increase the total length before decreasing or use the gaiter as a headband. If you have short and fine hair, or no hair like our Styrofoam model in the pictures, the gaiter will just look silly as a headband.

The gaiter/neckwarmer is designed to be worn up to stay warm or to flip down easily out of the way. I perfer it flipped up in back to keep the back of my neck warm and down in front for maximum mobility.