Lines In The Sand by Susan Villas Lewis

Lines In The Sand

July 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches = 4 inches
in pattern stitch with larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 215 yards (146 - 197 m)
S (13.5"), M (16"), L (19") with 2"-4" negative ease at brim
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Scribble in the sand with this great slouchy hat done with twisted rib, eyelets and reverse stockinette. The color I used reminded me of the sand as I was working it up. The twisted rib is continued through the decrease section, adding extra interest to the highly visible crown.

  • Pattern includes chart and written directions for the pattern stitch. The pattern itself is written out.
  • I used about a skein and a half of the Birch for the sample.
  • The brim of the hat is knit small to account for the amount of stretching out the sample cotton yarn would do on a bigger head. Take that into consideration if you choose a yarn with more elasticity, such as wool. You might consider using needles one size apart rather than two.
  • Three pattern stitch repeats got me to about 7”, which works if you’d like a less slouchy hat. Pattern is written for four, which came to 9”.