Hesti Hat by Ella Gordon

Hesti Hat

Knitting
August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
625 yards (572 m)
One size; to fit average adult-size head.
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Errata, the version in Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Volume 1: On the crown round 1 of Chart C should be knit in Yarn C (FC47) not E and on row 8 stitch 6 should be knit in shade D (121), not A.

Originally featured in Shetland Wool Adventures Journal Volume 1, this hat is inspired by traditional Fair Isle motifs and colours, I used bands of peerie patterns combined with shades you see in early Fair Isle knitting but just that bit different (rusty orange instead of madder red, denim blue in place of indigo etc) which makes it feel like a vintage piece of knitwear. Its knit in the round with corrugated ribbing and a 7 point star on the crown. Colourway 1 is my original vintage-inspired colours and for colourway 2 I tried to take this inspiration even further to create an effect which looks even older, as if the hat has been sun-bleached over years of use.

Finished size
One size, finished height 21.5cm/8.5”; circumference 58.5cm/23”; will fit average adult size head.
Yarn
Colourway 1
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (115m/125yards per 25g ball)
Yarn A: 202 Fawn
Yarn B: 121 Yellow
Yarn C: FC38 Burnt Orange
Yarn D: FC44 Brown
Yarn E: FC47 Denim Blue
X 1 ball each

Colourway 2
Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight (115m/125yards per 25g ball)
Yarn A: 202 Fawn
Yarn B: 121 Yellow
Yarn C: 1285 Rust
Yarn D: Jamieson & Smith Shetland Supreme Jumper Weight (172m/188yards per 50g ball) 2004 Moorit Brown
Yarn E: FC39 Sea Blue
X 1 ball each

Gauge
Approx 32 sts and 36 rows over 10 cm using 3.5mm needles. The needle sizes given are to match this gauge, to ensure the same finished dimensions you may need to alter your needle size.