Rock Creek Canyon by Rachel Brockman

Rock Creek Canyon

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
Adult S, M, L
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MC:Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon; 400 yd/366 m per 113g skein; color: Torchwood; 1 skein
CC: Hue Loco Tweed Sock 85% Merino, 15% Nylon; 438 yd/401 m per 100g skein; color: Fluorescent Yellow; 1 skein

Named after a beautiful campsite within Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California, Rock Creek Canyon is a toque inspired by the rugged landscape of the eastern Sierras. Knit in fingering weight wool, the hat is warm enough to brave blustery winter temperatures, yet light-weight enough to wear throughout autumn and spring.

Rock Creek Canyon is knit in the round from the bottom up. The pattern includes Fair Isle color work, ribbing, stockinette stitch, and decreasing. It is a great introductory hat for color work because of its simplicity but remains interesting for more advanced knitters. Tweed and tonal colorways breathe texture and variety into this otherwise simple knit.

This hat is intended to be knit with 3-5 inches of negative ease for a snug fit around the brim, but larger needles and length add slouch to the body of the hat.