Carolinian by Kate Oates


November 2010
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
+ Bulky
= Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
90 - 130 yards (82 - 119 m)
Infant (Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult)
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Winter in the Carolinas doesn’t necessitate heavy gear in the day-to-day. This quick and easy knit is open enough for breathing room, but still gives those of us in mild climates a chance to play with cold-weather yarn. Hat is knit bottom-up, in the round, with sizes for all ages. Shown in Adult. This makes a great gift knit too, it whips up so quickly.

Through the years, I’ve experimented with a variety of different yarn weights to show this design in different fabric densities; the latest pattern sample features two yarns held double to show the halo effect of Mohair. Super bulky yarn can be used by itself. It also looks great it double stranded worsted.

Infant (Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult)
Circumference: 13.75 (15.5, 17.25, 18.75, 20.5)“ / 35 (39, 43.5, 48, 52) cm
Height: 5.5 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8)” / 14 (17, 18, 19.5, 20.5) cm
14 sts and 17 rows per 4” / 10 cm in Lace Pattern on larger needles
90 (100, 110, 120, 130) yards / 85 (95, 100, 110, 120) meters each bulky weight yarn & mohair lace weight yarn (held double) OR super bulky weight yarn
Size 10 (6 mm) & Size 11 (8 mm) 16” circular needles and set of DPNs in larger size, stitch marker, tapestry needle

Sizing Note: Bulky yarn gives the fit extra flexibility. If stuck between sizes, consider working the smaller size but adding a bit of length before beginning crown shaping. A snug fit around the head will help to keep the weight of the hat from sliding off the back of the head.