Lodgepole Hat by Sara Gresbach

Lodgepole Hat

December 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette/colorwork in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
175 - 230 yards (160 - 210 m)
child (women, men) see notes for measurements
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A timelessly classic tree motif makes a fresh statement on this simple color-work hat. A great first colorwork project!

The companion to the Lodgepole Cowl, written for 3 sizes, and suitable for both genders.

Small/Child (Medium/Woman, Large/Man) Finished measurements:
18 (20, 22)” 46 (51, 56) cm
To Fit Head Circumference:
18-20 (21-22, 23+)” 46-51 (53-56, 58+) cm

Yarn Requirements:
115 (125, 150) yards 105 (114, 137) m MC
60 (70, 80) yards 55 (64, 73) m CC
Women’s sample shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Merino -Robin Red Breast (discontinued) and Antique Lace; Child’s sample shown in Luna Grey Fiber Arts Calypso -Honeycomb and Nautical Blue

A note about the fit and ribbing: Some knitters have noted that the ribbing in the brim seems loose as written. If this is a concern, I would suggest one of 2 things: Cast on using a needle 3 sizes smaller than gauge needle, and/or work a 1x1 rib instead of the 2x1 rib.
Designer is a tight knitter, so be sure to check gauge. If you would like a more fitted hat, size down in needles.