Maltese Fisherman's Hat WG08 SO9 by Elizabeth Zimmermann

Maltese Fisherman's Hat WG08 SO9

Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch and garter stitch
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Summary A hat with a back neck band.

Additional Information
GAUGE: 5.5 sts to 2”/5 cm; 11 sts to 4”/10 cm
MATERIALS: 1 4oz skein Sheepsdown or thick wool to give above GAUGE; 1 16”/40.6 length needles, 1 set large sock-needles, to give you above GAUGE.


Gauge according to Interweave Knits, Summer 2008: 11 sts to 4” (baby’s, 14 sts to 4”).

Materials according to Interweave Knits, Summer 2008: 2 skeins Sheepsdown or 2 wheels Unspun Icelandic wool. A long circular needle (magic loop) of a size to give you wanted gauge or a pair of 24” needles to work around; or a 16” needle followed by a set of d.p. needles for top shaping.

Elizabeth Zimmermann’s elaboration on Maltese Fisherman’s Hat:
…A friend returning from foreign parts once brought me a Maltese Fisherman’s Hat to copy. A wide band of garter-stitch encircled neck-back and ears, which it hugged in a very comforting fashion.