Rectangly Hat

September 2010
DK (11 wpi) ?
4.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in Double-knitting
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
20" - 22"
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This pattern is available for free.

The Rectangly Hat involves a technique called double-knitting – basically knitting two layers at the same time. You end up with a double-thickness hat, so one that will be lovely and warm and toasty. The hat is also reversible. If you’ve never tried double knitting before, give it a go – this pattern starts off gently with some easy non-patterned rounds to get you started before moving into the rectangular patterns.

I used a DK weight yarn, but a light worsted weight should work as well.

There are lots of descriptions/instructions and a photo-tutorial to help you with decreasing for the crown.