Honey Drudger Hat by Mer Stevens

Honey Drudger Hat

March 2017
Sport (12 wpi) ?
6 repeats = 4 inches
in Drudger Stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
20" (22")
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Gauge : Sport 6 motifs = 4” DK 5 motifs =4” with larger needle

Needles : Sport US 2 and US 4 DK US 4 and 6 16” circular and larger size DPNs (or preferred method of working small circumferences in the round) Or size needed to obtain gauge.

Yarn : Sport: The Dye Project Wakeenah Merino Sport in two colors, 180 yards Color A, 100 yards Color B DK: The Dye Project Loowit BFL DK in two colors, 160 yards color A and 100 yard color B

Sizes: Small (Large) Small (Large) 20 (22”) 20 (22) circumference at crown. Hat is very stretchy.

Honey Drudger is borrowed from a poem in Sylvia Plath’s Bee series. There are some parallels between the work of bees and the work we knitters perform. We all produce brilliant geometry. Our cozy worlds are made of little interlocking pieces. We keep our larva snug. I highly recommend taking a moment with Plath’s Stings from her masterwork Ariel.

This hat combines two fun colors in an original stitch pattern whose color changes involve holding only one strand at a time.

Errata: row 8 stitch pattern should read slip 1, not 2