Groton by Debra Gerhard


October 2019
both are used in this pattern
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette St in the round on US 6
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 245 yards (183 - 224 m)
S (M, L, XL); Fits Head Circumference up to: 18 (20, 22, 24)”
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Groton is knit in-the-round from the bottom up and consists of two-by-two ribbing at the brim coupled with stockinette stitch and an intuitive fair isle pattern. Instructions for the fair isle pattern are both written and charted. You may alter the height of the hat by working more or less additional rounds after completing the fair isle section and prior to working the crown shaping. The Pom Pom is optional, but I really like how it “finishes” the hat.

Please be sure to check out the kits for this hat here. Marian has put together some fabulous color combinations and there will be more to come in the following weeks.

S (M, L, XL)

To Fit Head Circumference up to: 18 (20, 22, 24)”
Height: 7½ (8, 8½, 9)”

1 (1, 1, 1) skein of Marianated Yarns Playtime DK (100% superwash merino, 274 yds/100g) for MC and 1 (1, 1, 1) mini-skein of Marianated Yarns Jujubee DK Mini (100% superwash merino, 50 yds/18g) for CC. Purple hat is shown in Morning Mist (MC) and Amethyst (CC). Charcoal hat is show in Spelunking (MC) and Morning Mist (CC).
170 (180, 190, 200) yards (MC) and 30 (35, 40, 45) yards (CC) in DK weight yarn

One US5/3.75 mm 16-inch circular needle
One US6/4.00 mm 16-inch circular needle
Four US6/4.00 mm Double Pointed Needles (DPNs)

One stitch marker
7 (8, 9, 9) stitch markers for crown shaping (optional)
One pom pom (optional)
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

25 sts by 35 rounds = 4” in Stockinette St on US6
25 sts by 30 rounds = 4” in Fair Isle pattern on US6