6x3 Hat by Sari Nordlund

6x3 Hat

Knitting
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
45 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in over 6x3 ribbing on 2.5 mm / US 1½ needles in the round, after blocking, unstretched. (Basically the columns of purl stitches are almost invisible.)
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
273 yards (250 m)
one size, women’s medium, Finished circumference (unstretched): 32 cm / 12.5 inches, To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
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Get the perfect fit with this top-down ribbed hat. The hat is knitted from top down, so you can try it on as you knit it to make sure the length are just perfect for your head. After the crown shaping the rest of the hat is just simple 6x3 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!

Size:
One size, women’s medium
Finished circumference (unstretched): 32 cm / 12.5 inches
To fit head circumference: 53-58.5 cm / 21-23 inches
The size and length of the hat is easily adjustable.

Needles:
2.5 mm / US 1½ DPNs or circular needle for Magic Loop knitting with a cable of at least 60 cm / 24 inches
2.5mm / US 1½ circular needles with a 40 cm / 16” cable
Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!

Yarn:
250 m / 265 yards of fingering weight yarn. The sample is knitted in madelinetosh Tosh merino Light (100% merino, 384 m / 420 yards per 100g), shown in shade Arya.

Gauge:
45 sts and 48 rounds = 10 cm over 6x3 ribbing on 2.5 mm / US 1½ needles in the round, after blocking, unstretched. (Basically the columns of purl stitches are almost invisible.)

Notions
6 stitch markers
sewing needle