Distitch Hats by Assia Brill

Distitch Hats

by Assia Brill
Knitting
October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
13.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Distitch Stocking stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
7.0 mm
US 13 - 9.0 mm
4.5 mm
150 - 165 yards (137 - 151 m)
M, L
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I chose contrasting shades of Rowan fine merino yarn, which were perfect for this stripy design. A plain background of DS Stocking stitch, one row knitted in a contrasting colour highlights the structure of Distitch at its best. The elongated legs of Distitch create a striking zigzag.

You can see the hat in this video (time 00:00 - 00:25):
https://vimeo.com/365075838

The body of the hat is worked in special Distitch that is very easy to knit in the round. The hat starts with a simple folded hem to provide a good fit and to balance the thick Distitch body. There are no purl sts in this project.
Any aran weight yarn can be used; this merino turned out to be nicely springy, soft and not scratchy.

Size
The pattern is written for size Medium Large.
Height including brim: 24 cm (9.5”)
Circumference: 48 54 cm (19 21.25”)
To fit head circumference: 55-57 59-62 cm (21.5-
22.5 23.25-24.5”)

Yarn
One ball each in colours: 006 Rouge 003 Smoke
(MC), 013 Dusk (CC1) and 002 Porcelaine (CC2)
The hat weight is 80 88 g and it used MC – 41 47 g,
CC1 – 22 23 g, CC2 – 17 18 g

Yardage
150 165 yards of aran weight wool yarn

Needles
Needles for working in the round
4.5 mm (US 7),
5.0 mm (US 8),
7.0 mm (US 10.5),
9.0 mm (US 13).
4.5 mm (US 7) crochet hook

Gauge
13.5 sts x 23 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in DS Stocking stitch pattern using 4.5 mm (US 7) needles

Difficulty Level
Experienced

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