Breakaway by Elizabeth Doherty


January 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Seeded rib (for band)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
100 - 165 yards (91 - 151 m)
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, at a wide range of gauges
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Breakaway is part of the Hat Trick ebook, a collection of three simple unisex hat patterns designed to be knit at a wide range of gauges, with yarn weights from fingering to bulky.

A chunky gauge and easily-memorized pattern let you speed your way to a finished hat in no time. Bust your stash — the pattern instructions let you easily convert for a variety of gauges and yarn amounts so you can use up every last fiber. The smaller needle size at the brim creates a snug fit with a relaxed crown.

x-small, small, medium, large, x-large

Finished measurements
14¼ (16, 17¾, 19½, 21¼)“ [36 (40.5, 45, 49.5, 54) cm]
circumference at band

1 skein, K2 by Miss Babs, 100% Merino,
240 yd [219 m] per 205g skein

Medium hat, in Blackwatch, used 110g / 128 yds [117 m]
Large hat, in Nori, used 120g / 140 yds [128 m]

• US 7 [4.5 mm]
• US 10.5 [6.5mm], or needle three to four sizes larger
than needle used for band

18 sts x 24 rounds = 4” [10 cm] in seeded rib