Sea Spray by Jennifer Shiels Toland

Sea Spray

Knitting
January 2022
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
165 - 188 yards (151 - 172 m)
S (M, L)
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Sea Spray is the one of two hats in my popular Sea Collection.

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Sea Spray is a unisex, textured hat, knit in the round using Gansey-inspired stitches. Wear it slouchy or turn up the brim for a classic watchcap fit, see photo inside.

Knit in the round from brim to crown, this adventurous beginner hat will definitely keep you dry and warm even if you’re not setting sail.

Learn some new skills using a tubular 1 x 1 rib cast on (full video tutorial included). The pattern includes full written and charted instructions.

SIZES:
3 Sizes: Small (Medium, Large)

To fit Head sizes:
45 – 51.25 (52.5 – 57.5, 58.75 - 62.5)cm
18 – 20.5 (21 – 23, 23.5 - 25)”

Finished Hat Circumference Rib Brim:
38.75 (42.5, 46.25)cm/ 15.5 (17, 18.5)”
Finished Height:
22.5 (23.75, 25.5)cm/ 9 (9.5, 10.25)”

Measurements taken with relaxed fabric, not stretched, after blocking.

YARN:
Studio Worsted, The Neighborhood Fiber Co.
114g/ 4oz (182m /200yds, 100% Superwash Merino).
Samples shown size Medium (Charles Centre, grey) and size Large (Patterson Park, brown).

Small Size: 1 skein (94g - 151m/ 165yds).
Medium: 1 skein (100g - 160m/ 175yds).
Large Size: 1 skein (107g - 172m/ 188yds).

NEEDLES:
Largest size needle: Size 4.5mm / US 7 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit hat body. A set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting, will be required for crown shaping.

Middle size needle: Size 4mm / US 6 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit brim. Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge, noting that the middle of the two needles should be 0.5mm/ 1 US needle sizes smaller than the largest when gauge is met.

Smallest size needle: Size 3.75mm / US 5 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to cast on and knit brim set up rows. Adjust needle size as necessary to match gauge, noting that this needle should be 0.25mm/ 0.5 - 1 US needle size
smaller than the middle size needle when gauge is met.

GAUGE
18 sts x 27 rnds = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in stocking stitch worked in the round after blocking on largest needle. Tip: Wet block, pin swatch and leave to dry.