Kennings Swatch Cap by Sarah Pope

Kennings Swatch Cap

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
Adult, fits most heads
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This pattern was generously donated to Abundant Earth Fiber by Sarah Pope following the “Great Yarn Heist.” It is available for purchase from the website.

For twenty-one more color options, try over-dyeing your United Tribe skein with a Wool Tincture.

Skill Level: Adventurous Beginner/Intermediate

Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rows = 4” (10 cm), blocked but unstretched

US #4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular (for tubular cast-on)
US #7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular and double pointed needles (DPNS)
US #8 (5 mm) 16” circular
or size needed to achieve gauge

Stitch Marker
Waste yarn
Darning needle
Materials: 1 skein Abundant Earth Fiber, United Tribe worsted-weight (200 yards/100g)
Size: 18” (46 cm) circumference unstretched - fits most adult heads, 9” (23 cm) crown height with brim folded

“Elizabeth Zimmermann launched the idea of hat-as-swatch for a larger garment and coined the term “swatchcap.” This Kennings swatchcap is a great way to warm up for a Kennings yoke sweater, a design I published with Laine Magazine in February 2018. It also makes a dandy unisex hat with just the right dose of decorative detail. A bouncy 3-ply merino like United Tribe yields outstanding stitch definition and elasticity.”

-- Sarah Pope