April Hat by Courtney Kelley

April Hat

Knitting
April 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Puff Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
16.75” (43 cm), brim circumference, unstretched; 28.25” (71.75 cm) body circumference; 8” (20.25 cm) height.
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Worthy of Note
The April hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. The ribbing on the brim is worked in a faux cable pattern with twisted stitches. There is an increase row worked before beginning the body of the hat, which creates a beret shape. The Puff Stitch pattern is worked with a crochet hook, inserting the hook into the space between stitches a few rows below, and creating floats on the right side of the work. The stitch takes a bit of practice, but is fun to do!

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein): salmon 667, 1 skein.
GAUGE
17 sts and 24 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Puff Stitch on larger needles, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook, stitch marker, tapestry needle, pom pom maker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle.
SIZE
16.75” (43 cm), brim circumference, unstretched; 28.25” (71.75 cm) body circumference; 8” (20.25 cm) height.
SKILLS
Knitting, purling, bobbles, twisted stitches, Puff Stitch, pompom.

Images: Linette Kielinski