Queenstown Hats by Jill Wolcott

Queenstown Hats

Knitting
September 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 rib
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
350 - 425 yards (320 - 389 m)
XXS-L, XXS-L, XS-XL, XS-XL
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There are four versions of this hat in this pattern and five sizes for each!
This gender non-specific hat mimics the hot air balloons flying over Lake Alta in Queenstown, New Zealand. Travel is a huge inspiration, and I never know how it will reveal itself. The youthful, exuberant, and inclusive vibe of Queenstown came out as a hat for everyone.

Choose your yarn, and enjoy making this one — you will likely get asked to make more than one. The hat is shown in 4 different yarns, with slight variations in fit and shape.

Cashgora reveals a flat, draping fabric, while Targhee Sock from Oink Pigments is a cushy superwash. It Could Be Worsted is a 50/50 Merino & Tussah silk blend that drapes. Dottie is a superwash merino blend with slubs. All these yarns can be substituted and I give substitution notes with each pattern.

Info for Cashgora Solid Fingering

sizes
XXS 14” / 35.5 cm (XS 16.5” / 41.9 cm) (S 18” / 45.5 cm) (M 20” / 50.5 cm) (L 22” / 56 cm)
Rib circumference 12.875” / 32.7 cm (14.25” / 36.2 cm) (15.5” / 39.4 cm) (16.75” / 42.5 cm) (18.125” / 46 cm)
Crown circumference 15” / 38.1 cm (16” / 40.6 cm) (18” / 45.7 cm) (20” / 50.8 cm) (22” / 55.9 cm)
Rib depth 6” / 15.2 cm (6.5” / 16.5 cm) (7” / 17.8 cm) (7.5” / 19.1 cm) (8” / 20.3 cm)
Crown depth 9.75” / 24.8 cm (10.25” / 26 cm) (10.75” / 27.3 cm) (11.25” / 28.6 cm) (11.75” / 29.8 cm)

blocked gauge
1x1 rib US size 2(2.75mm) 7.75 sts/9.25 rows in 1” or 2.54 cm and 31 sts/37 rows in 4” or 10cm

Rick rack US size 3(3.25mm) 8 sts/8 rows in 1” or 2.54 cm and 32 sts/32 rows in 4” or 10 cm

needles & supplies Use needles specified OR size to obtain gauge
US size 2(2.75mm) and US size 3(3.25mm), 16” or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles or dpns

yarn & model shown
Cashgora Fingering from Cashmere People Yarns, 100% Cashgora, 100g, 414 yds (379 m). WPI 18. 1 skein
Model is a size M in Toile and used approximately 89g / 368 yds (337 m)

Info for Oink Pigments Targhee Sock

sizes
XXS 14” / 35.5 cm (XS 16” / 40.5 cm) (S 18” / 45.5 cm) (M 20” / 50.5 cm) (L 22” / 56 cm)
Rib circumference 11.125” / 28.6 cm (12.25” / 31.1 cm) (13.375” / 34 cm) (14.5” / 39.4 cm) (15.5” / 44.8 cm)
Crown circumference 16.5” / 45.7 cm (17.625” / 49.2 cm) (19.25” / 52.4 cm) (20.75” / 59.4 cm) (22.875” / 58.1 cm)
Rib depth 3.75” / 9.5 cm (4” / 10.2 cm) (4.375” / 11.1 cm) (4.75” / 12.1 cm) (5.25” / 13.3 cm)
Crown depth 4.75” / 12.1 cm (5.25” / 13.3 cm) (5.75” / 14.6 cm) (6.375” / 16.2 cm) (6.875” / 17.5 cm)

blocked gauge
1x1 rib US size 2(2.75mm) 9 sts/9.5 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 36 sts/38 rows to 4” or 10 cm
Rick-rack US size 3(3.25mm) 7.5 sts/7.5 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 30 sts/30 rows to 4” or 10 cm

needles & supplies Use needles specified OR size to obtain gauge
US size 2(2.75mm) and US size 3(3.25mm), 16” or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles or dpns

yarn
Oink Targhee sock from Oink Pigments, fingering/sock weight, 90% Targhee superwash, 10% nylon, 100g / 400 yds (365m). WPI 17. Color 1, Color 2, & Color 3. A single-color hat will need 1 skein.

model shown
Model is a size XS, Color 1 is Melon-choly and used 16g / 64 yds (62 m), Color 2 is Desert Dessert and used 18g / 72 yds (66 m), and Color 3 is Sock Lobster and used 15g / 60 yds (55 m), for a total of approximately 49g / 196 yds (183 m)

Info for It Could Be Worsted

sizes
XS 16” / 40.5 cm (S 18” / 45.5 cm) (M 20” / 50.5 cm) (L 22” / 56 cm) (XL 24” / 61 cm)
Rib circumference 11.25” / 28.6 cm (12.25” / 31.1 cm) (13.375” / 34 cm) (15.5” / 39.4 cm) (17.625” / 44.8 cm)
Crown circumference 18” / 45.7 cm (19.375” / 49.2 cm) (20.625” / 52.4 cm) (23.375” / 59.4 cm) (26” / 66 cm)
Rib depth 6” / 15.2 cm (6.5” / 16.5 cm) (7” / 17.8 cm) (7.5” / 19.1 cm) (8” / 20.3 cm
Crown depth 7.75” / 19.7 cm (8.25” / 21 cm) (8.75” / 22.2 cm) (9.25” / 23.5 cm) (9.75” / 24.8 cm)

blocked gauge
1x1 rib US size 4(3.5mm) 7.5 sts/6.25 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 30 sts/25 rows to 4” or 10 cm
Rick-rack US size 5(3.75mm) 6 sts/5.25 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 24 sts/21 rows to 4” or 10 cm

needles & supplies Use needles specified OR size to obtain gauge
US size 4(3.5mm) and US size 5(3.75mm), 16” or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles or dpns

yarn
It Could Be Worsted from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 50% superwash Merino, 50% Tussah silk, 114g / 190 yds (173 m). WPI 11. 2 (2) (2) (3) (3) skeins

model shown
Model is a size XS in Coco and used approximately 162g / 270 yds (247 m)

Info for Dottie Striped Fingering

sizes
XS 16” / 40.5 cm (S 18” / 45.5 cm) (M 20” / 50.5 cm) (L 22” / 56 cm) (XL 24” / 61 cm)
Rib circumference 11.375” / 28.9 cm (13” / 33 cm) (14.75” / 37.5 cm) (16.375” / 416 cm) (18.175” / 46.2 cm)
Crown circumference 20.25” / 51.4 cm (22.75” / 57.8 cm) (25.25” / 64.1 cm) (27.75” / 70.5 cm) (30.125” / 76.5 cm)
Rib depth 6” / 15.2 cm (6.5” / 16.5 cm) (7” / 17.8 cm) (7.5” / 19.1 cm ) (8” / 20.3 cm)
Crown depth 9.75” / 24.8 cm (10.25” / 26 cm) (10.75” / 27.3 cm) (11.25” / 28.6 cm) (11.75” / 29.8 cm)

blocked gauge
1x1 rib US size 1(2.25mm) 9.5 sts/ 8.375 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 38 sts/33.5 rows to 4” or 10 cm
Rick-rack US size 3(3.25mm) 6.5 sts/6.375 rows to 1” or 2.54 cm and 26 sts/25.5 rows to 4” or 10 cm

needles & supplies Use needles specified OR size to obtain gauge
US size 1(2.25mm) and US size 3(3.25mm), 16” or 32” / 80 cm or longer circular needles or dpns
Stitch markers, tapestry needle; optional two US size 1(2.25mm) dpns for I-cord

yarn
Dottie Fingering from Anzula Luxury Fibers, 80% superwash Merino, 17% acrylic, 3% polyester, 114g / 420 yds (384 m). WPI 20. 1 skein each Color 1 & Color 2. A single-color hat will need 1 (1) (1) (2) (2) skeins.

model shown
Model is a size M, Color 1 is Irene and used approximately 109g / 402 (368 m), and Color 2 is Elephant and used approximately 5g / 18 yds (16 m)