Hunting Season Hat by Knitwise Design

Hunting Season Hat

October 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in K1, p1 ribbing, unstretched
105 - 170 yards (96 - 155 m)
S (M, L) to fit head circumference of approximately 20 (22, 24) in/ 51 (56, 61) cm. Shown in size L.
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It’s a fact of life in rural areas that there are certain months of the year you don’t go into the woods without your fluorescent orange hat. Why not knit your family something special for that time of year? This stretchy hat knits up quickly and is fun to wear in any color - any time! And the motif of this hat matches two other designs in my collection: Camp Cardigan and Cam’s Camping Socks.

This design is suitable for a knitter who can knit, purl, work decreases and simple cables and can work comfortably in the round on both circular and double pointed needles. The pattern is 2 pages long. The brim pattern is given in both charted and written out forms. As with all my patterns, it has been professionally tech edited and fully test knit to be clear and free of errors.

Sizes Available: S (M, L) to fit head circumference of approximately 20 (22, 24) in/ 51 (56, 61) cm. Shown in size L.

Finished Measurements: Circumference: 18 (20 1/4, 22 1/2) in/ 45.5 (51.5, 57) cm.
Brim to crown: 7 (8, 9) in/ 17.5 (20.5, 23) cm.

Gauge:22 st and 26 rnds / 4in/ 10cm in unstretched k1, p1 ribbing (approx 18 sts and 29 rnds/ 4 inches in stockinette).

What You Need:

  • Briggs and Little “Heritage” (100% wool; 215 yds/ 196m per 4oz/ 113g skein); 1 (1, 1) skein in color #33 - “Hunter Orange”. Or 105 (136, 170) yds/ 96 (124, 155) m. in a similar heavy worsted/aran weight yarn.

  • Circular needle 16 in/ 40 cm long in size required to obtain gauge. I used US #5/ 3.75mm. You may need a size or two above or below that.

  • set of dpns in same size as above

  • one stitch marker