Fogeater Hat by Kelly McClure

Fogeater Hat

Knitting
June 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch on 3.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 - 700 yards (274 - 640 m)
child, adult small, medium, large, extra-large
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Fogeater is a serious hat for serious warmth. It has a double layer brim that folds up for a triple layer if you like, or it can flop over for a slouchy style. The fuzzy alpaca forms a luxurious, soft cocoon for your head.

This design is the fourth in a series with Ontario indie-dyers and features the sister team, Full Moon Fibres! “Fogeater” is the term for a full moon rising behind the fog.

This hat is constructed from the bottom to the crown. A provisional cast on is used and the brim is knit. It is then folded up with the purls facing outwards and the stitches are knit together. The body of the hat is knit and then simple decreases are made to shape the crown. No sewing and no purling!

Skill Level Rookie-Apprentice-Virtuoso-Genius

Skills knit, provisional cast on

Sizes

  • child, adult small, medium, large, extra-large (19” head circumference to 23” head)

Gauge

  • approx 24 sts and 32 rows = 10 cm (4”) in St st on 3.5 mm lying flat with two strands held together - please check your gauge!

Yarn

  • fingering wool + lace alpaca (= sport/DK weight)

Suggested Brand

  • 1 skein Full Moon Fibres Asteroid Sock 80% superwash merino wool, 20% nylon 399 m (437 yds) per 115 g

  • PLUS 1-2 skeins Full Moon Fibres Moon Dust Suri (size XL requires 2 balls) 74% baby suri alpaca, 26% silk 300 m (328 yds) per 50 g

Needles

  • 3.5 mm (US 4) 40 cm (16”) circs spare 16” circ in same or similar size
  • 3.5 mm (US 4) dpns
  • 3.5 mm (US E) crochet hook (for provisional CO) or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials

  • smooth scrap yarn (sport/DK weight)

  • stitch marker