On the Road Hat by Karen Walthinsen

On the Road Hat

April 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 46 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
186 - 201 yards (170 - 184 m)
2, 4, 6 years (head sizes 48, 50, 52cm/19, 20, 21 inches)
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Green grass, a highway busy with cars and trucks, a red picket fence, the sky with a smattering of clouds topped by the shining sun…

This hat pattern is extremely special to me. It was born out of the first knitted garment request of my two-and-a-half-year-old little boy. Major Proud Mama moment!

Once the knitting was finished, he sat on my lap and chose from a selection of vehicle-shaped buttons and showed me where he wanted them sewn on. That is an intimate little moment I will never forget. Now he wears it every day and can’t leave the house without it.

The construction of this hat is unique in that the brim is knit sideways and then stitches are picked up along what becomes the top of the brim. The hat is completed in the round. There are two possible brim lengths, one of which makes a slouchier look and most definitely covers those cute little ears completely.

I used Wollmeise (either Twin or 100%) in 5 different colors: es grünt so grün, Schwarz, Natur, Ruby Thursday and Wolke, but most fingering yarns of the necessary gauge will do. I used some stray yellow wool for the pompom.

The yardage amounts are quite similar for each size but the most you should need is the following:
Green: Variation 1: 24 g (75m/82yd)
Variation 2: 20 g (62m/68yd)
Black: 10 g (32m/34yd)
White: 4 g (13m/14yd)
Red: 3 g (10m/10yd)
Blue: 10 g (32m/34yd)
Yellow (optional): 3 g (10m/10yd)

Pattern for personal use only. Please do not copy the pattern or sell the finished garment.

It has come to my attention that this is similar to another pattern on Ravelry. I want to assure people that this was unintentional and a complete coincidence. I have been encouraged by various Ravelry users not to remove the pattern because the differences are enough and there is room for both! All I can say is, great minds think alike. :-)

There is one mistake in the current version. Although the chart is fine, the written version of Row 2 of Chart A should read: slip 1 stitch purlwise, p2, (k2, p1) 4 times, k9