52 Hat by Paola Albergamo

52 Hat

Knitting
December 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
One size fits most adult heads.
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This hat is my 52nd published design and it was released on my 52nd birthday!

52 is an easy to knit hat with a vintage vibe, with its garter texture and simple colorwork.
The most interesting feature of this pattern is that it is a… transformer!

Using a simple trick, it can be worn in 3 different ways with a different look and feel: it can be a casual slouchy (almost a pixie) hat, a more formal bucket hat, and even a turban-like cloche. All possible results of this single pattern are achieved with the use of a simple string “grafting” the knit fabric more or less tightly.

52 is made with a two-color pattern that can be worked using a pseudo-mosaic technique for a more comfortable knit or stranded knitting for a faster knit. This pattern provides written and charted instructions for the “mosaic” version, but instructions for the stranded colorwork are only charted.



Finished size: One size fits most adult heads.
Size is easily customized by using different yarn weight and needle size.
Materials
Yarn
MC: DK weight wool or wool mix yarn in a solid color, approx 125m (136.7 yds).
CC: DK weight wool or wool mix yarn in a gradient color, approx 90 m (98.4 yds).
Needles
3.25 mm /US 3 * DPNs, minicircular, or circular needle with 100 cm/40” cable for the brim.
(Optional) 3 mm /US 2 ½ (or smaller) DPNs, minicircular, or circular needle for the folded hem.
3.75 mm/ US 5 * DPNs, minicircular, or circular needle with 100 cm/40” cable for the crown.
* or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions
1 marker A (beg of rnd).
7 markers B.
Tapestry needle.
(optional) 3.25 (D) crochet hook.
Gauge
21 sts and 40 rows = 10 cm 4” in garter st with bigger needles and MC.