Patrick's Hat by Tif Neilan - tif handknits -

Patrick's Hat

by Tif Neilan - tif handknits -
Knitting
February 2020
Hypothesis Yarns MCN Sock
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Fingering
= DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in fisherman's rib
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 - 410 yards (119 - 375 m)
Four Sizes: child small, child regular / adult regular, adult large
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Patrick’s Hat is a relaxed fit beanie with just a little bit of slouch, but a whole lot of squish!

What looks like brioche is in fact two color fisherman’s rib. This technique creates an extremely squishy-soft fabric with a great amount of stretch and bounce back. Paired with a tailored herringbone brim, Patrick’s Hat should fit comfortably snug through the brim while the body of the hat in fisherman’s rib will feel more relaxed.

Sizing
Four sizes: child small, child regular / adult regular, adult large
Finished hat unstretched: 15 (17, 18.5, 20.5)” / 41 (43, 47, 52) cm
Intended to fit with 1.5 - 3” (4 - 8 cm) negative ease from actual head size.

Suggested Yarn & Requirements
Two colors required: (MC) Main color (CC) Contrast color
Choose to knit with Fingering weight yarn held double or with a single strand of DK weight.

Fingering weight:
MC (solid) 150 (180, 210, 240) yards / 137 (165, 192, 219) meters
CC (speckle) 110 (130, 150, 170) yards / 101 (119, 137, 155) meters

DK weight:
MC (solid) 75 (90, 105, 120) yards / 69 (82, 96, 110) meters
CC (speckle) 55 (65, 75, 85) yards / 50 (59, 69, 78) meters

Sample shown is knit in a combination of Hypothesis Yarns “Wolffish” main color & Forest Fiber Arts “Woodland” contrast color

Gauge
19 sts/ 22 rounds per 4” (10 cm) in fisherman’s rib (on size US 5 /3.75 mm)
20 sts/ 24 rounds per 4” ( 10 cm) in herringbone stitch (on size US 11/ 8 mm)

Needles
Suggested Needle Sizes US 5 / 3.75 mm & US 11/ 8 mm or sizes needed for gauge
Optional: (1) US 9 / 5.5 mm needle
(for left-hand needle while working herringbone stitch).
16” circular in both sizes, plus a longer length cord to work magic loop method for decreases
Interchangeable needles are preferable for this pattern
US Size 5 (3.75 mm) double pointed needles dpns to work crown decreases

Notions
Beginning of round stitch marker
Darning needle

Special Techniques
Herringbone stitch in the round
Fisherman’s rib (2 color) in the round

A helpful tutorial video from Garnstudio for knitting herringbone in the round:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9RtHZHA81b0

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