Kennecott by Caitlin Hunter


July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in wickerwork
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
baby, child, adult
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Kennecott is cozy, rustic, and a super fun knit. The wickerwork pattern is simple to memorize yet interesting enough to be addictive and make it a hard-to-set-down project. A simple twist-stitch technique and knit and purl stitches are all that are required to make this classically stylish beanie.

Sized for babies through adults, you can outfit the whole family in rugged, good woolies.

Named for the stunning abandoned mining town Kennecott, Alaska, this hat was inspired by the rugged beauty of my homestate and the practical need for good, warm woolens needed year-round in the Last Frontier.

Yarn: 180-200 yards (165-183 meters) of sport weight wool.
Suggested Yarn: Mountain Meadow “Mountain Down Sport” 25% hand-pulled American Bison, 75% Mountain Merino
Little Fox Yarn “Vixen”
Madelinetosh “Tosh DK”
Needles: US 4 (3.5mm) 16” circular needles
US 6 (4.5mm) 16” circular needles
US 6 (4.5mm) dpns or 32” (or longer) for magic loop (for crown shaping)
(Or needle size needed to achieve gauge)
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker, scissors, balloon or bowl for blocking
Gauge (measured over Stitch Pattern Repeat in the round after blocking): 22 sts/ 31 rows in 4”x4” on larger needles
Sizes: Baby (Child, Adult)
Finished Measurements: Unstretched brim circumference: 12”, (14”, 19”)
Height: 7”, (8”, 9”)