Dan the Man Hat by Megan Lynch

Dan the Man Hat

Knitting
November 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16.25 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round
US 9 - 5.5 mm
95 - 105 yards (87 - 96 m)
Adult (20"-24" head circumference)
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My Dad is a very particular shopper. He’s the kind of guy who finds a pair of shoes he likes, & then buys 6 pairs so that he makes sure he has backup for 10 years down the road. He’s got a simple, classic style that doesn’t deal with much fuss, & he very rarely wears hats. But everyone needs a hat - especially in cold Midwest winters! So I made him the most simple yet tailored hat I could think of. It’s snug, reversible, warm, & perfect for the hard to shop for man in your life. Bonus - knit up in springy wool, this hat can fit any adult sized head!

SIZING
– One size; to fit adult head (20”-24” circumference)
– Finished circumference: 16.5”
– Finished height (brim to tip of crown): 8”
– NOTE: all measurements are taken after blocking

FIBER
– Approximately 100 yards worsted weight yarn
– Sample: Malabrigo Rios, Tormenta (1 skein); merino wool superwash
– NOTE: I highly recommend knitting up this hat in a 100% wool yarn or a yarn with at least 90% wool - it relies on the stretch & springiness of wool

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
– 1 US size 9 circular ndl, 16” cord (or longer if using magic loop method)
– 1 set US size 9 DPNs (not needed if using magic loop method)
– Tapestry needle
– Measuring tape
– Blocking materials

GAUGE
16.25 sts & 23 rnds = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the rnd; approximately 4 sts/1 inch

SKILLS & NOTES
If you are confused or stuck, there are a lot of great tutorials online for all of these techniques!
– Long tail cast on
– Knitting in the round
– Simple decreasing