Colby

Knitting
November 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
95 - 212 yards (87 - 194 m)
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large, at a wide range of gauges
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Colby is a great basic hat pattern that’s easy to cusomize. The simple shape is perfect for showcasing a special yarn, or mixing it up with color-blocking or scrappy stripes—the choice is yours!

Designed for DK weight yarn, the pattern includes a handy chart that makes it easy to change yarn weights and gauges.

Sizes
x-small, small, medium, large, x-large, xx-large

Finished measurements
16 (17½, 19, 20¼, 21¾, 23¼)“ [40.5 (44.5, 48, 51.5, 55.5, 59) cm] circumference at band.

Yarn
Approximate yardage requirements in a DK weight yarn:
Beanie: 95 (105, 112, 121, 131, 138) yds [87 (96, 102, 111, 119, 126) m]
Medium slouch: 140 (152, 164, 178, 190, 202) yds [128 (139, 150, 163, 174, 184) m]
Super slouch: 161 (176, 190, 204, 218, 232) yds [148 (161, 174, 186, 199, 212) m]
Watchcap: 138 (149, 161, 176, 187, 199) yds [126 (137, 148, 161, 171, 182) m]

Needles
• US 6 [4 mm] needles, for ribbed band
• US 8 [5 mm] needles, or needle two sizes larger than the one used for band

Gauge
Colby can be knit at a wide range of gauges. The main gauge, listed below is for DK weight yarn, but the pattern also includes a table with cast-on numbers for gauges ranging from 18 to 26 sts = 4” [10 cm]

21 sts x 30 rows/rounds = 4” [10 cm] in stockinette, after washing and blocking.



Questions? Want to share your FOs? Please visit the Colby discussion thread in the Blue Bee Knits group.