BTE (Big Tweed Energy) by Shell Feda

BTE (Big Tweed Energy)

September 2022
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 9.5 rows = 4 inches
in tweed pattern
US 13 - 9.0 mm
70 - 80 yards (64 - 73 m)
One Size
low vision format available
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It’s bold! It’s retro! It’s BIG TWEED ENERGY!

This graphic hat uses three colors of super bulky yarn to create the chunkiest, squishiest, most fun hat you’ve seen, NO stranding required! Using cleverly slipped stitches and only one color worked per round, BTE has an easy-to-memorize pattern and can be worked up in a day or two for some instant gratification or last-minute gifting.

Yarn, Colors, and Yardages
The sample was knit with Blue Sky Fibers Bulky, 45 yards (41 m) / 100 grams.

The Main Color (MC) is the color of the vertical ribs. Contrast Colors (CC) A and B make up the tweed pattern. CC B is used for the ribbing. Yardages given are approximations.

MC: 30 yards (28 m)
CCA: 20 yards (19 m)
CCB: 25 yards (23 m)

One size (Adult). 10” (25 cm) circumference.

US #13 (8 mm) or size to get gauge
16” circular or longer and DPNs

Gauge: 9 stitches and 9.5 rows in 4” (10 cm)

Notions: Stitch marker, yarn needle

Low Vision Accessible Pattern
The Low Vision Accessible (LVA) version of the pattern contains the following modifications:

  • black text
  • Body text in 22 point Arial font
  • Header textin 24 point Arial font
  • No italics
  • Fully written directions, no abbreviations
  • Page numbers in upper left corner
  • One image on its own page featuring a caption and alt text
  • H-tagged headings