Lazy Jacks Hat by Amy Christoffers

Lazy Jacks Hat

December 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
One size (fits most adults)
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Lazy Jacks
Lines running from the top of the mast to the boom and used to control a sail as it is lowered or reduced. The lazy jacks are placed on both sides of the sail and form a sort of basket to receive the sail.

The Lazy Jack hat is a classic. A nautical themed sailors ribbed hat with a simple twisted stitch mock cable. The Aran weight wool/silk blend has a lot of drape and very little ‘bounce’ so the ribbing is worked with a needle several sizes smaller to ensure a snug fit. If substituting the yarn look for soft worsted or slinky aran weight yarns, ideally a super wash or a silk blend to really show off the textures.

Finished Measurements
19” around
12” long

Pigeon Roof Bacchus 60% merino wool, 40% silk; 200yards/183m skein color: Charcoal; 1 skein

16” US 3/3.25mm circular needle, for ribbing
16” US 7/4.5mm circular needle,
4 US 7/4.5 mm dpn

Notions required
Stitch marker(s), tapestry needle

20 sts x 28 rows= 4” in pattern with larger needle
19 sts x 27 rows= 4” in stockinette stitch with larger need