Kasketenn Hat by Stuart Moores Textiles

Kasketenn Hat

February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
410 - 437 yards (375 - 400 m)
medium (women's) and large (men's)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Kasketenn means ‘hat’ in Breton, the native language of the Bretagne region (Brittany in English) on the western coast of France. This hat and the yarn it is made from were both born and raised in Bretagne. Inspired by the sailing culture of the region, the Kasketenn is a perfect hat for those first cool days of autumn or just when it starts to warm up in spring. For milder climates, it is warm enough for all winter long. Made from Bouclelaine’s gorgeous Merinos Angora 2-ply yarn in a fingering weight, this quick knit is a great way to add a lot of color in one simple project to your wardrobe. There are four hat options included in the pattern: a striped or solid hat in a men’s size and a striped or solid hat in a women’s size. The men’s option has a stretchier brim with a closer, scull cap style. The women’s option is tighter around the brim with a longer body to fit more hair (and to avoid the dreaded ‘hat hair’). Make one or make all four, each option is distinct enough to have four different styles of hat (I have one of each!).

This pattern is also a great opportunity to practice weaving in ends as you knit (if you don’t already know how) to avoid having to weave in all of your ends with a tapestry needle at the end. After tackling the color changes in the striped option of this hat, you will be able to take on any project with any number of color changes and not be intimidated. Find our tutorial on the Stuart Moores Textiles Instagram or YouTube channels.

Please enjoy this free pattern and feel free to share what you make on Ravelry or with the hashtag #kasketennhat on Instagram.