Homebody Hat by Helen Stewart

Homebody Hat

Knitting
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette with larger needles
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
98 - 175 yards (90 - 160 m)
Baby (Child, Adult, Large Adult)
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The Homebody Hat is the 5th of 6 secret patterns in the Knitvent 2019 Collection

There’s a little bit of the homebody in every heart. Even a globe-trotting extrovert knows that the comforts of home are irreplaceable. Still, there are many different ways to be a home bird, and what that looks like in your life is as personal as your fingerprints. Is it a slow and solitary day where you dabble in your favourite pursuits for hours on end? Is it a big, noisy, delicious feast with a boisterous crew of loved ones trading jokes and stories over five different kinds of homemade pie? Maybe it’s just a stolen moment to yourself, between one happening and the next, where you catch your breath, look around, and know that you are exactly where you belong.

The Homebody Hat is a companion to the Homebody socks: they share the same lovely mock cable details and ribbing, and they will work together to keep you or your favourite person warm literally from head to toe. This is a slightly slouchy hat with a relaxed fit, knit from warm DK weight yarn, which means it works up fast and is also a brilliant last-minute project. With four sizes to choose from, it will look great on just about everyone you know.

Size
Baby (Child, Adult, Large Adult)

To fit head circumference 40.5cm/16” (45.5cm/18”, 56cm/22”, 61cm/24”)

Yarn

Wren & Ollie Spin DK (100% Superwash Merino, 230m/252yds per 115g skein)
Colour: Gingerbread

Happy Hank Co Classy DK (100% Superwash Merino, 225m/246yds per 100g skein)
Colour: Rhubarb

Actual yardage used approximately:
Baby 45g 90m/98yds
Child 60g 120m/131yds
Adult 65g 130m/142yds
Large Adult 80g 160m/175

Needles
3.5mm (US 4), 40cm (16”) long circular needles or longer circular needles for magic loop
Note: For the Baby size you may need to use DPNs if not doing magic loop

4.5mm (US 7), 40cm (16”) long circular needles and DPNs for crown shaping or longer circular needles for magic loop (or size to obtain gauge)

Notions
Tapestry needle
Stitch markers
Pom Pom or Pom Pom maker

Gauge
20 sts/28 rows = 10cm (4”) in stockinette stitch in larger needles after blocking