Gadsden by A.Opie Designs


November 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4.25 stitches = 1 inch
in Stranded Color Work
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
135 - 145 yards (123 - 133 m)
One Size
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The “Gadsden” hat features an all over graphic design with a textile feel. The neutral main color lends the perfect backdrop for the POP of color created by the pattern. The sample pictured is knitted using Ikigai Fiber, Chibi Paka Chunky in colors Oatmeal and Razzle. It’s a fun quick project suitable for the beginner fair isle knitter.

Gadsden is a town in northeastern Alabama. It sits on the Coosa River and Noccalula Falls is its most beautiful landmark.

Suggested Needles:
US Size 8/ 16” for brim
US Size 9/ 16” for hat body
US Size 9/ DPNs for crown shaping

Tapestry Needle
Pom Pom Maker (Optional)

Yarn Suggestions and Yardage Requirements:
Ikigai Fiber, Chibi Paka Chunky (75% fine washable merino wool, 25% baby alpaca; 55 yds / 50.5 m per 50 g skein):
2 skeins of Main Color and 1 skein of a Contrasting Color
Sample pictured in here is knitted with Oatmeal (85 yards) and Razzle (50 yards which INCLUDES medium pom pom)

4.25 sts per inch in stranded color work pattern on US Size 9 needles

Finished Measurements:
19” circumference x 9” height

General Notes:
A Clover Pom Pom maker (No. 3126) was used to make the yarn Pom Pom. There are two sizes in this Clover set, and the smaller size (pale green) Pom Pom maker was used.