Campfire Hat by Cheryl Eaton

Campfire Hat

February 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
136 yards (124 m)
One Size - to fit 23” (58 cm) head circumference.
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The campfire crackles and pops as you watch the smoke drift lazily up to the sky. The north wind picks up, rustling the dry branches of the winter trees, and you toss another log on the fire and tug the brim of your wool hat down over your ears.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

SIZE: One Size - to fit 23” (58 cm) head circumference

21” (53.5 cm) circumference
8” (53.5 cm) from brim to crown

YARN: DK weight yarn:
136 yds/125 m

Shown in Willow & Lark Ramble (DK weight: 100% Wool: 136 yds/125 m per 50g/1.75oz)
1 ball in Bark (108)

3.5 mm (US 4) needles for working in the round
Or size needed to obtain gauge

23 sts & 34 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in stocking stitch worked in the round (after blocking)

Stitch markers, tapestry needle

As written this hat has a shorter, close fit. For extra length or a slouchier fit, work rows 9-16 of the Chevrons pattern once, then work rows 1-16 twice (to add 1 inch (2.5 cm) length) before starting the Chevron Decreases.
Please note that working additional rounds will require more yarn.

For a folded brim (shown in blue) knit brim ribbing for 2.5 inches (6.5 cm). Please note that this will require more yarn - the blue sample used approx. 160 yds/150 m of Willow & Lark Ramble.

The sample used the whole ball of Willow & Lark Ramble with only a few yards left over. You may want to have an extra ball of yarn in case you run out!

TECHNIQUES USED: long tail cast on, simple increases and decreases, knitting in the round.

Pattern includes charts and written instructions.