Agate Cove Hat by Knitwise Design

Agate Cove Hat

Knitting
January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round
187 - 255 yards (171 - 233 m)
Child (adult S/M, L/XL) Shown in size S/M.
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This hat was inspired by the variety of beautiful agates that can be found in some of the pebbly coves here in downeast Maine. The textural pattern is made up of three colors, but you use only one color at a time with slip and purl stitches. This forms a nice dense brim for extra warmth. The hardest part of this pattern? Deciding on which three colors to use! Great for stash busting!

This pattern is suitable for any knitter who can knit in the round on circular and double pointed needles. The hat is worked from the brim up. The slip stitch brim pattern is written out and is quite easy. The pattern is 2 pages long and has been professionally tech edited and fully test knit to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes:
Child (adult S/M, L/XL) Shown in size S/M.

Finished Measurements:
Circumference: 18 (20, 21 3/4) in/ 45.5 (51, 55) cm. Designed to fit with approximately 2 in/ 5cm of negative ease.
Height: 7 3/4 (8 3/4, 9 1/2) in/ 19.5 (22, 24) cm.

Gauge:
20 sts and 30 rnds/ 4 in/ 10 cm over stockinette stitch in the rnd.
19.5 sts and 48 rnds/ 4 in/ 10 cm over brim pattern in the rnd. This gauge determines the fit.

What You Need:
✦ Worsted weight yarn in three colors:
✦ Color A (hat body): 1 1/2 (2, 2 1/2) oz/ 43 (57, 71) g, approximately 102 (136, 170) yds/ 92 (122, 153) m.
✦ Color B: All sizes use less than 1/2 oz/ 14 g, approximately 34 yds/ 31 m.
✦ Color C (welt color): All sizes use less than 3/4 oz/ 21 g, approximately 51 yds/ 46 m.
Sample shown used Briggs and Little Regal (100% wool, 272 yds/ 248 m per 4 oz/ 113 g) in colors A = “Light Maroon”, B = “Plum”, C = “Lilac”.
✦ One set of dpns and one 16in/ 40cm circular needle in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #5/ 3.75 mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.
✦ One stitch marker.
✦ Tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Tech Editing by Tabitha of Tabithasheart.com
Photography by J.D. Stylos.
Many thanks to model Melissa Stylos.
Canadian milled Briggs and Little yarn is available in the US on-line through Maritime Family Fibers.