Schrodinger's Hat by Sally Cameron

Schrodinger's Hat

Knitting
April 2018
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in pattern, blocked
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
93 - 175 yards (85 - 160 m)
Child/Teen, (Adult Medium, Large) to fit: 47 - 50 cm (51 - 56 cm, 57 -61 cm) / 18.5 - 19.5” (20 - 22”, 22.5 - 24”)
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This Geeky hat is inspired by the Schrodinger’s cat thought experiment. The textured pattern is made up of squares that are half garter stitch and half stocking stitch, representing the cat in the box that could be both dead and alive.

The hat is for my Geek, he is a self-professed nerd and lover of all things science. I made socks for him with this design on them which he really liked, so when he asked for a thicker hat this was an obvious choice. He is so supportive of my knitting, designing and yarn obsession. I wanted an easy pattern that was both simple and easy to memorise, yet had a fun Geeky twist to it. This unisex hat will delight any science nerd in your life and even for the less scientific amongst us it a fun knit and look really great on.

Material

Needles
5.5 mm / US 9 circular needle (either 40 cm / 16” hat circular needle or a 100 cm cable for magic loop)
and
6.5 mm / US 10.5 circular needle (either a 40 cm / 16” hat circular needle or a 100 cm cable for magic loop. If you use a hat circular you will need double pointed needles for the top decreases)

Yarn
New Lanark Wool 100% Wool: 100g: 161 m / 176 yds, in the Clematis Colourway (Purple)

KNIT John Lewis Merino Blend 50% Merino 50% Acrylic: 100g: 140m / 153 yrds, in Shade 308 (Grey)

Yardage
Fitted version
Child / Teen: 57 g (85 m / 93 yds)
Adult Medium: 64 g (96 m / 104 yds)
Adult Large: 71g (107 m / 116 yds)

Slouch version
Child / Teen: 85 g (128 m / 140 yds)
Adult Medium: 96 g (144 m / 158 yds)
Adult Large: 106 g (160 m / 175 yds)

Notions
Stitch marker for beginning of round
Darning Needle
PomPom (optional)

Gauge

16 stitches and 25 rows over 10cm / 4” in pattern, blocked.

Size

Child/Teen, (Adult Medium, Large)
to fit: 47 - 50 cm (51 - 56 cm, 57 -61 cm) / 18.5 - 19.5” (20 - 22”, 22.5 - 24”)

Finished un-stretched dimensions:
Circumference
38 cm (41 cm, 43 cm) / 15” (16”, 17”)

Length from crown to rib:
23 cm / 8.5” (fitted beanie)
32 cm / 12.5” (slouchy beanie)