Cedar Hat by Shaina Bilow

Cedar Hat

September 2020
Sport (12 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 300 yards (110 - 274 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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Skill level: Intermediate

Cedar Hat is a unisex cap made using stranded colorwork. It is both boldly graphic and incredibly satisfying to knit. The uneven herringbone pattern narrows into a dazzling stellated pattern at the crown of the cap. The stitch pattern is inspired by vintage woven wool coats. With sizes from baby through adult large, this hat offers plenty of fit options.

Construction Details
The Cedar Hat is worked in the round from the brim to the crown. The colorwork is achieved through stranded knitting. For the crown shaping, knitters can use DPN, magic loop, or two circulars to accommodate the narrowing circumference.

Skills Required
Cast on
Joining in the round
Stranded colorwork
Increasing (m1l)
Decreasing (CDD, k2tog)

Finished measurements: 13.5 (15.75, 18, 20.25, 22.5)” circumference & 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 9.5, 10.5)” depth when laid flat

Gauge: 25 stitches and 24 rows = 4” in pattern stitch using size needle to obtain gauge.

Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular needle and DPN or size needed for gauge, US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needle or one size smaller than size needed for gauge. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Yarn: 2 colors of sport weight yarn (CYCA #2) yarn in the following yardage amounts:
Main Color (MC): 70 (85, 115, 145, 185) yards
Contrast Color (CC): 50 (60, 75, 95, 115) yards
Samples made with Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (100% superwash merino wool, 270 yds / 120 g per ball) in Dubrovnik and Translation.

Other Materials: stitch markers, tapestry needle.