Salamanca Hat by Jessica Gore

Salamanca Hat

April 2018
Aran (8 wpi) ?
15.5 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in seed stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
109 - 182 yards (100 - 166 m)
Child/Adult Small [Adult Large]
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The Salamanca Hat is a perfect project for when you’re craving an engaging accessory knit. Whether it’s changing your needle size or switching textures, there’s always something happening to keep you interested. It doesn’t hurt that the finished hat looks great and goes with everything too!

Child/Adult Small: 46.5cm (18 ¼“) circumference, fits head circumference 48–55cm (19–21 ¾”); 20cm (8”) or 23cm (9”) long
Adult Large: 54.25cm (21 ¼“) circumference, fits head circumference 56–63cm (22–24 ¾”); 21cm (8 ¾“) or 24cm (9 ½”) long

Knitcraft & Knittery Aran Weight Merino (100% Merino; 166m {180yds}/100g), 1 skein Murphy Brown colourway, or 100g Aran weight yarn

Sample used approximately 85g (141m {153yds}) for Adult Large hat, slouchy version, and 15g (25m {27yds}) for the pom pom.

Please note that the yardage requirements will vary depending on the hat circumference, length, and any differences in gauge.

4.5mm (US 7), 5mm (US 8) and 5.5mm (US 9) at least 100cm (40”) length circular needles, double-pointed needles or short 40cm (16”) circular needles (see first note, below), or size to obtain gauge and both a needle size smaller and larger

Stitch marker/progress keeper (optional)
Tapestry needle
Tape measure
Small 6.5cm (2 ½“) diameter pom pom maker (optional)

15.5 stitches x 25 rounds = 10cm (4”) in seed stitch on middle (5mm {US 8}) needle size, knit in the round and relaxed after blocking.

Seed stitch (worked over an even number of stitches):
Rnd 1: * p1, k1 * to end.
Rnd 2: * k1, p1 * to end.

–The Salamanca Hat is worked in the round and can be knit using double-pointed needles, a short circular needle, long circular needle, or a combination of these (if using a short circular needle, you may need to switch to double-pointed needles when shaping the top of the hat). Sample was knit using a long circular needle and the Magic Loop method of working in the round.

–You have the option of making either a hat that will sit fitted around the crown of the head, or one with a slightly slouchy fit. If desired, you also have the option of working a longer brim than specified (note that this will affect your final measurements and yardage requirements).

-Alternate Cable Cast On Method

This pattern has been professionally tech edited, and test knit. Instructions are provided in a fully written format, with charts also included where relevant.