June Hat by Meghan Kelly

June Hat

June 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Reverse Stockinette Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
16” (40 cm) circumference, unstretched, 8.25” (21 cm) height
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

What’s better than a free hat pattern? 12 free hat patterns, of course! This year we’re releasing a new, free hat design on the 3rd Tuesday of each month made in Germantown.

In conjunction with the release of the designs, we’re also offering limited kits that include a custom leather tag, yarn for sewing the tag on (in both contrast and matching colors), and Germantown in the recommended colors. Find the kit on our site here or ask for it at your favorite LYS!

Worthy of Note
The June hat is worked in the round from the bottom up. Columns of slipped knit stitches repeat at regular intervals around the hat, breaking up the horizontally striped purl rows.

There is enough yarn in two skeins of Germantown to make a second hat in the opposite colorway. Use leftovers from the previous months’ hats to make the multi-colored pompoms for a pop of color.

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American Wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein):
Version 1:
natural 105 (MC), 1 skein; black 005 (CC), 1 skein.
Version 2:
black 005 (MC), 1 skein; natural 105 (CC), 1 skein.
20 sts + 24 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in reverse st st on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 5 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Darning needle, stitch marker(s).
17.5” (44.5 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9” (23 cm) height.
Knitting, purling, slipped stitches.

Images: Linette Kielinski