Field Day Hat by Woolen Cottage

Field Day Hat

Knitting
April 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 44 rows = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
219 - 273 yards (200 - 250 m)
One Size
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Spring and Summer can still feel quite brisk in the northern, coastal areas. With simple cables and a traveling garter ridge, this hat is perfect for those springtime Field Days, or any other outside activities in between seasons. Make the brim short for a beanie, or longer to double over and cuff. This hat is worthy of a soft, squishy yarn that is easy to stuff into pockets when the sun breaks through.

Sample has 2.5” brim & used 55g / 192m yarn

Construction
Knit bottom up with an adjustable brim for beanie or cuffed options.
12 stitch repeat (broken into 2x6st segments for easy rhythm)
6 round repeats - engaging but not complicated to knit

Method & Needles
3mm / US 2.5

  • 16”/40cm circular needles & /DPNs for the crown
  • or DPNs throughout
  • or 40”/100cm circulars for MagicLoop

Yarn
I’ve suggested yarns from various price points. They all show stitch definition beautifully.
I recommend any yarn that is 350m/100g up to 400m/100g in size.
1 100g skein or 2 50g skeins are needed

Extras
Included are instructions for a seamless join in the round, specifically for hat brims. And some tricks for working cables.

Instructions are all written with additional pattern chart included.

Rated for beginner hat knitters and beginner cable knitters.

Be kind, be well, and keep knitting!