Crux Hat by Carina Spencer

Crux Hat

Knitting
August 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 52 rows = 4 inches
in Slipped Seeded Ribbing
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 250 yards (128 - 229 m)
Infant (Child, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL)
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A reversible hat in a timeless style, worked in a two-color, slipped stitch pattern.

Pattern is written for two gauges to accommodate sock or worsted weight yarns, and includes four sizes to fit all ages, with directions for beanie and slouch styles.

SKILL LEVEL
Easy

REQUIRED SKILLS
cast on (long tail)
knit & purl
knitting in the round
decrease (sl1-k2tog-psso, k3tog)

SIZES & MEAUREMENTS
Pattern is written for 4 sizes to accommodate all ages: Infant (Child, Adult S/M, Adult L/XL)

Hat fits best with 1-3” of negative ease.

CIRCUMFERENCE: 13 (16, 19, 22½)” / 33 (40.5, 48, 57) cm
BEANIE DEPTH: 5 (6½, 8, 9)” / 13 (15, 18, 20) cm
SLOUCH DEPTH: 6½ ( 7½, 9½, 10½)” / 16.5 (19, 24, 27) cm

GAUGE
Directions are provided for two gauges in two separate sections of the pattern: SM GAUGE for fingering/sport weight yarns and LG GAUGE for worsted/aran weight yarns. Gauge should be worked in Slipped Seeded Ribbing pattern (provided in the pattern) and measured after blocking.

MATERIALS
YARN: Yardage provided is for slouch depth. Slightly less yardage is needed for beanie depth. MC is the dominant color in the photos labeled RS. CC is the color at the tip of the brim and is more visible in the main stitch pattern on the WS.

For SM GAUGE in fingering/sport yarns -
MC – 80 (100, 115, 140) yds / 73 (91, 105, 128) m
CC – 60 (75, 90, 110) yds / 55 (69 ,83 ,101) m
Sample was knit with Harrisville Designs (100% Virgin Wool; 217 yards per 50g skein) in Suede (MC) and Walnut (CC).

For LG GAUGE in worsted/aran yarns -
MC – 65 (80, 110, 120) yds / 60 (74, 101, 110) m
CC – 50 (60, 70, 75) yds / 46 (55, 65, 69) m
Sample was knit with Peace Fleece (a blend of Native / Non-Native American fine wool and Texas mohair; 200 yards per 4 oz. skein) in Baku Black (MC) and Antarctic White (CC).

NEEDLES: dpns and 12 or 16” circular needles in size required to obtain gauge and two sizes smaller. Recommended needle size for SM GAUGE is US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm), and for LG GAUGE US 7 (4.5 mm) and US 5 (3.75 mm).

NOTIONS: stitch markers, darning needle for weaving ends.