Hatchback by Stephen West


September 2018
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 - 185 yards (165 - 169 m)
One Size
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Jyväskylä Knit Fest is one of my favorite wool festivals located in the charming town of Jyväskylä, Finland. One of the vendors this summer had a selection of vibrantly hand dyed Finnish wool that was displayed in the trunk of her car. I spotted this perfect green color from across the courtyard and the sheepy yarn had to be mine! So, I whipped up an easy hat with seed stitch and meandering cables and called it Hatchback. An increase and decrease cause the cabled section to slant resulting in an asymmetrical brim. Use worsted weight wool or hold thinner strands together for this quick cozy knit.

Finished Measurements: 20” / 51cm circumference. Shown on a 22.5” / 57cm head.

Yarn: Worsted weight

Hold 1 strand of fingering weight wool together with 1 strand of Qing Fibre Melted Suri Alpaca for a marled effect. You can also hold 1 strand of lace weight mohair/silk together with 1 strand of DK or worsted weight wool for a fuzzy effect

Yardage: 180yds / 165m

If you are holding 2 strands together, you will require the recommended 180yds / 165m for each strand of yarn.

Shown in: Yellow Hat - Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri Alpaca (65% Alpaca, 20% Wool, 15% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein), Colorway - Biscuit

Qing Fibre Merino Singles (100% Merino Wool; 400yds / 366m per 100g skein), Colorway - Young Ginger

Green Hat - 2 strands of fingering weight wool (Finnish wool from Handu in green) held together with 1 strand of lace weight mohair silk from La Bien Aimée in the Lush colorway

Try worsted or aran weight yarns for this pattern like Malabrigo Rios, De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, & La Bien Aimée Merino Aran.

Needles: 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular
40” US 8 / 5mm circular
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd.

Notions: 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in seed stitch