Hozkwoz by Anna Maltz


February 2018
yarn held together
+ Aran
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Garter Stitch with both yarns held together on larger needles after blocking
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
273 - 306 yards (250 - 280 m)
S (M, L)
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The Hozkwoz Hat is one of eleven engaging patterns from Marlisle: A New Direction in Knitting by Anna Maltz – a beautiful, 160 page, full-colour, litho-printed book packed with photographs, knowledge, anecdotes and opinion to introduce you to the technique of Marlisle. It features 22 interesting yarns from dedicated small-producers while celebrating the breadth of our knitting community. Available from www.annamaltz.com and friendly yarn shops around the world. Launch date 10 February, 2018.

The Hozkwoz Hat is super squooshy and warm, thanks to mostly being in bouncy garter stitch using two lofty yarns held together. In the specified combination of yarns, it has been designed to have good structure; not quite a pill-box hat in sturdiness, but certainly not slouchy. It is worked from the top down, in the round, starting with a pinhole cast-on and uses decorative seams to mask the jog that would otherwise occur at the beginning of each new round.

S (M, L)
Designed to be worn with approximately 4cm/1½” negative ease around forehead.

Circumference (at widest point): 48 (53, 59)cm/19 (21, 23)”
Depth (crown to brim): 19 (20, 21)cm/7½ (8, 8½)”

(Measurements clearly illustrated on a schematic drawing in the pattern.)

Yarn A:
Baa Ram Ewe, Dovestone Natural (aran/worsted; 50% Bluefaced Leicester, 25% Wensleydale, 25% Masham; 170m/186y per 100g/3½oz)
Natural No. 2 or 3 x 1

Yarn B: Rusty Ferret, Polwarth (DK/light worsted; 100% Polwarth (machine washable); 225m/246y per 100g/3½oz)
Bru’d fae girders or Eldritch x 1

You will likely have enough Yarn B for a second hat in all sizes, but not Yarn A.

15 stitches x 32 rounds = 10cm x 10cm/4” x 4” over garter stitch with both yarns held together on larger needles after blocking.

4.5mm (US7)
for start of Crown and Ribbed Brim.
5.5mm (US9) for Body.
4.5mm (US7) crochet hook for easier working of pinhole cast-on.

Needle type note: This hat is worked top down in quarters. The crown is square, with sets of instructions repeated 4 times each round. This makes it convenient for keeping track of sts, especially while you are working the increases at the crown, if you work it with a set of 5 DPNs (rather than 4). This way each quarter of the total number of sts gets its own needle (and you have one remaining needle to work with). You can always transfer onto 40cm/16” length circular needles after working the crown. If magic-looping is more your jam, you may wish to use 4 markers to note where each quarter starts and ends.

For more information, see www.annamaltz.com.