Huntingdon Hat by Kara McKinley

Huntingdon Hat

October 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in body of hat pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
120 - 180 yards (110 - 165 m)
Small/Teen, (Medium, Large) Adult
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Construction: Huntingdon uses columns of twisted stitches to create a broad ribbing effect, which makes for a very stretchy beanie. The hat works up quickly using worsted weight yarn and is offered in three teen/adult sizes. The plain version is knit entirely in the round and the button tab version features a brim that is worked back and forth before joining in the round and can feature one large or several small buttons.

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, 2-stitch right cables, and decreasing by k2tog and p2tog..

Size: Adult Small (Medium, Large)
Circumference: 16”, (17” 18”) unstretched (stretches to fit 21”, (23”, 25”))
Height: 8”, (9”, 9”)
Gauge: 24 sts and 32 rows per 4” in body pattern knit in the round.


  • Smaller needle: US 6 (4.0 mm) 16” circular needles, or two sizes smaller than gauge needle

  • Larger needle: US 8 (5.0 mm) 16” circular and double-pointed needles, or size to obtain gauge

  • 120 (150, 180) yards worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn

  • Stitch Marker (Optional)

  • Yarn needle

  • Scissors

  • Optional: Buttons, needle, and thread to finish button tab brim. Use either one 1 ¾” to 2” button or two or three ½” buttons.