Isthmus by Gudrun Johnston


January 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 155 yards (101 - 142 m)
20 (20)" [51 (51) cm] circumference; 7½ (9)" [19 (23) cm] length
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A simple cap to keep in your coat pocket for nippy mornings or windy walks at the coast, Isthmus comes with options to suit your personal style. Knit a fitted beanie or a slouchy version with garter earflaps and a taller crown — even a pompom, if you like. Printed with garter triangles and spangled with a star at the crown, this hat is a quick knit in Quarry.

1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 200 yards/100 grams)

Photographed in colors Lazulite (Fitted Hat) & Slate (Slouchy Hat)

110 (155) total yards of chunky weight wool yarn

14 stitches & 27 rounds = 4" in chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking

Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16" circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 5½ mm (US 9)

Size B (for Brim)
One 16" circular needle*, one size smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 5 mm (US 8)

*32" circular needle can be used instead of 16" circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Finished Dimensions
Fitted (Slouchy) Hat
20 (20)" [51 (51) cm] circumference; 7½ (9)" [19 (23) cm] length

Skill Level
3 out of 5

Our sincerest thanks goes to our translators: Bianca French (German), Marina Melnikova (Russian), Sophie Oudry-Braillon (French), and our Japanese translator (who wishes to remain anonymous).

Please note: the stitch patterns for this garment are charted only.