Hester's hat (and headband) by Lori Versaci

Hester's hat (and headband)

Knitting
November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 56 rows = 4 inches
in Brioche
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
baby (child, teen, adult)
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SIZES
To fit baby (child, teen, adult)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 14 ¼ (16, 17 ¾, 19 ½)“/ 36 (40.5, 45, 49.5)cm
Hat Length: 6 ½ (7 ¾, 8 ½,
9 ½)”/cm/16.5 (19.75, 21.5, 24)cm
Headband Width: 3 ¼ (3 ¾,
4 ¼, 4 ½)“/ 8.5, 9.5, 11, 11.5)m

YARN

  • 2 skeins (1 each color) Woolfolk FÅR (100% Ultimate Merino® wool; 142 yds/130m per 50g skein) or
  • For Hat: Approx 150 (175, 200 225)yds/135 (160, 185, 200)m worsted weight yarn split 65%/35% between 2 colors.
  • For Headband: Approx half of what is needed for hat.

GAUGE
18 sts and 56 rnds = 4”/10cm in Brioche Rib using larger needle.

NEEDLES and NOTIONS

  • US size 6 US/4mm 16”/40cm circular needle and double-pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • For Tubular CO (optional), 16”/40cm circular needle, 1 size smaller than needle that gives gauge
  • St markers in 2 colors
  • Tapestry needle

CONSTRUCTION
Knit in the round from the brim up.