Craigallian hat by Kate Davies Designs

Craigallian hat

January 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
100 - 200 yards (91 - 183 m)
One size to fit head circumference: 51-56cm / 20-22in
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This hat in four seasonal colourways commemorates the Craigallian fire, once located near Craigallian Loch at the beginning of the West Highland Way, whose beacon burned throughout the year, whatever the weather. The Craigallian fire served as a meeting place for the working people of Glasgow and beyond who gathered there in the 20th century’s early decades to discuss everything from the Spanish Civil War to Scotland’s emerging outdoor movement. To these socialist fire-sitters and their friends we owe Scotland’s principles of open access which now allows the spectacular landscape of the West Highland Way to be enjoyed by so many walkers today.

Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)

Needles and Notions
Below gauge-size circular needle, 40cm / 16in length for rib
Gauge-size circular needle, 40cm / 16in length for main body
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working crown shaping
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

One size to fit head circumference: 51-56cm / 20-22in
Hat circumference (unstretched): 52.5cm / 20½in
Height from brim to crown: 21cm / 8¼in
Depending on your preference, this hat can be stretched and blocked to create a relatively slouchy shape or blocked into a neatly-fitting beanie

A: Birkin
B: Garth
C: Hirst
D: Smirr
E: Stockiemuir

A: Garth
B: Hirst
C: Stockiemuir
D: Campion
E: Ardlui

A: Horseback Brown
B: Birkin
C: Buckthorn
D: Garth
E: Gloamin’

A: Smirr
B: Lochan
C: Bruce
D: Ardlui
E: Hirst

See how the Craigallian hat looks on different heads in this short video!