March Hat by Meghan Babin

March Hat

by Meghan Babin
Knitting
March 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in seersucker stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
18 (20)” [45.75 (51) cm] circumference, 10.5” [26.5 cm] length.
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

What’s better than a free hat pattern? 12 free hat patterns, of course! This year we’re releasing a new, free hat design in Germantown on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Worthy of Note
The March Hat is worked in the round from the brim up. The pattern begins with a Tubular Cast On. If you do not wish to use the tubular cast on method you may opt to begin by casting on 108 (120) sts, joining for working in the round, and then skipping to the Brim instructions.

When working the crown decreases, change to double pointed needles when the circumference is too small to fit onto the circulars.

Specifications
YARN

Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein): honey, 1 skein.
GAUGE
24 sts and 28 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Seersucker Stitch on largest needle, after blocking.
NEEDLES
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 5 (3.75 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 7 (4.5 mm) circular.
1 – set US 7 (4.5 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
NOTIONS
Size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook, waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, pom pom maker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle.
SIZE
18 (20)” 45.75 (51) cm circumference, 10.5” 26.5 cm length.
SKILLS
Knitting, purling, cable patterns from charts, bobbles.

Images: Linette Kielinski