Desert Sage Hat by Megan Gonzalez

Desert Sage Hat

Knitting
May 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in 2/2 ribbing
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
Unstretched Circumference: 15.5 (17.5)”/39 (44.5) cm, Length: 8 (9)”/20 (23) cm
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Desert Sage is a beautiful, flowering plant that thrives in the harshest conditions. It is native to the desert edge, surviving drought and pests to bloom in the scorching summer heat. It provides a refuge for hummingbirds and butterflies, passing on life-giving nutrients. It does not wilt under opposition, but shines radiant in a barren landscape.

This is who I want to be when I grow up. So I’m surrounding my head (and mind) with a Desert Sage Hat to remind myself of who I can be.

This ribbed hat knit in the round with some gorgeous sage-colored stripes. The pattern uses a simple, yet stunning technique to create clean stripes, even in your purl columns. Simple, mirrored decreases create a sleek X on the crown, making it a favorite for both men and women. With its stretchability, this hat makes an excellent gift. And it’s the perfect pattern for beginning knitters.

Make it a matching set with the Desert Sage Mitts & Desert Sage Socks or get a discount on all three with the ebook!

Size
Unstretched Circumference: 15.5 (17.5)”/39 (44.5) cm
Length: 8.25 (9)”/20 (23) cm

Since it’s entirely in ribbing, it has a TON of stretch. My 17.5”/44.5 cm hat can stretch up to 32”/81 cm. One size could to fit every head, but in case you like it snug, or want to fit the head of a little one, I’ve given you another option.

Yarn
MC - 115 (130) yds/290 (330) m
CC - 45 (50) yds/115 (130) m

Suggested Yarn
Knit Picks High Desert Worsted Weight (100% USA Grown Shank Wool) 217 yds/ , 100g - 1 in Dusk (MC) and 1 in Lupine (CC)

Needles & Notions
16” circumference and Magic Loop or DPNs (preferred method for small circumference knitting) - or needles needed to obtain gauge!
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Techniques to Indulge In
Twisted German CO (optional)
2/2 ribbing
Stripes
Small-circumference knitting
Knitting in the round
Decreasing