East Portland by Shannon Squire

East Portland

Knitting
November 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in garter stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
165 - 200 yards (151 - 183 m)
Small (Medium, Large): 16 (18, 20)" circumference (and very stretchy); 8 (8.5, 9)" from brim to top.
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This pattern was published alongside its sibling, West Gresham, in order to keep all of the heads warm this winter!

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East Portland is the sibling hat to West Gresham.
Both are DK, both are fun to knit, both have lots of texture and visual interest. Because texture is the best-ture no matter where you are!

Yarn
approximately 165 (185, 200) yards DK-weight yarn. I used Knitted Wit DK in Storyteller.
For the optional pompom: approximately 50 yards if you want the same size as mine.

Finished measurements
Small (Medium, Large): 16 (18, 20)“ circumference (and very stretchy); 8 (8.5, 9)” from brim to top.

To pom or not to pom is the ultimate question, in my humble opinion, when it comes to hats. I’m forever torn on pompom usage, but always agree that a removeable pompom is ideal. When attaching a yarn pompom like the one shown, I always tie it on and leave the tails free so I can untie and NOT use it when desired. For the pompom shown on East Portland, I used a Clover pompom maker, medium-ish sized (it’s the light green, smaller one in the “Large” pompom maker set, and measures approximately 2.5”/6.5 cm across).