February Hat by Kate Gagnon Osborn

February Hat

by Kate Gagnon Osborn
Knitting
February 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Textured Pattern (Chart)
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 yards (201 m)
19.5" (49.5 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5" (24 cm) height.
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When thinking about what I wanted to do for my first contribution to the year of hats, I took a bunch of elements of knitting I really, really love - a folded brim, textured stitches, stripes, and a pom pom - and incorporated them all into the design.

Worthy of Note
This hat begins with a provisional cast on, then a deep folded brim is worked in a K1, P1 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim.

After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a texture stripe pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 4 times around. Decreases shape the crown and a pom pom completes the look.

Please Note: This is not a beginner pattern, but it is a great introduction to working from charts. Both the body of the hat and the crown decreases are worked from a chart.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American Wool; 200 yds/100 gm skein): pebble 059, 1 skein.
GAUGE
18 sts + 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Chart pattern on larger ndls, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Size G crochet hook, spare US 6 (4 mm) circular, waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle.
SIZE
19.5” (49.5 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5” (24 cm) height.
SKILLS
Knit, purl patterning from charts, provisional cast on.

Image: Linette Kielinski