Seafield Hat by Jennifer Shiels Toland

Seafield Hat

November 2022
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
122 - 195 yards (112 - 178 m)
4 Sizes: Child (Teen/ Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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This Hat is part of the Sea Challenge KAL

When: December 1st - 12th 2022

Where: JST Designs Ravelry group and Instagram

The Seafield Hat is a unisex, textured hat, knit in the round using Gansey-inspired stitches. It is first cousin to the Seafield sweater and second cousin Sea Whisper! ;)

Wear it slouchy or turn up the brim for a classic watch-cap fit.

Knit in the round from brim to crown, this adventurous beginner hat is worked with either two strands of yarn held together (a DK and a Lace), or a single strand of Worsted or Aran weight yarn. The lace silk mohair gives the hat extra snuggly-ness, whilst the single thicker yarn gives a strong stitch definition. It will definitely keep those cold sea breezes at bay.

It comes in four sizes including Child, Teen/ Small Adult, Medium Adult, and a Large Adult size.

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.

Click for Yarn choice

Crave Wayfare Yarn

Miss Babs Yowza Mini & Moonglow

EXPERIENCE LEVEL: Adventurous Beginner.

SIZES: 4 Sizes:
Child (Teen/ Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
To fit Head sizes:
40 – 44 (45 – 51.25, 52.5 – 57.5, 58.75 - 62.5)cm
16 – 17.5 (18 – 20.5, 21 – 23, 23.5 - 25)”
Finished Hat Circumference - Brim unstretched:
35 (38.75, 42.5, 46.25)cm/ 14 (15.5, 17, 18.5)”
Finished Full Height (Slouchy):
24.5 (26, 28.5, 30)cm/ 9.75 (10.25, 11.25, 12)”
Reduce by approx. 5cm/ 2” if you fold the brim. If you turn up the brim you do not see entire repeats of the Wheat Stitch Pattern.
Measurements taken with relaxed fabric, not stretched, after blocking.

Hat worked with two yarns held together
Yarn A: Miss Babs Yarn, Yowza (Mini), 80g (182m/ 200yds, 100% Merino - SW). DK weight. Adult Medium sample shown in colour Coastal Fog.
Yarn B: Miss Babs Yarn, Moonglow, 50g (400m/ 435yds, 72% Kid Mohair, 28% Silk). Lace weight. Adult Medium sample shown in colour Plover.
Note: When selecting yarn colours please use the same colour way for both yarns or a lighter shade for Yarn B.

Hat worked with single yarn:
Aran/Worsted Weight Yarn: Crave, Wayfare (100% Extra Fine Merino – SW). Aran weight. Grey Adult Large sample shown in colour Hush.

Yarn A, or Aran/Worsted yarn:
Child: 49g (112m/ 123yds).
Teen/Small Adult: 58g (132m/ 145yds).
Medium Adult: 68g (155m/ 170yds)
Large Adult: 78g(178m/ 195yds) .

Yarn B:
Child: 13g (104m/ 113yds).
Teen/ Small Adult: 15g (120m/ 130yds).
Medium Adult: 18g (144m/ 157yds)
Large Adult: 21g (168m/ 188yds).
10% yarn contingency is incorporated in all quantities.
* 163m was required to knit the L hat without contingency.

Needle A: Size 3.75mm/ US 5 circular needle, 40cm/ 16” length (or 0.75mm/ 2 US needle sizes smaller than Needle C) to cast on and knit brim setup row/rnds.
Needle B: Size 4mm/ US 6 circular needle, 40cm/ 16” length (or 0.5mm/ 1 US needle sizes smaller than Needle C) to knit brim.
Needle C (Gauge needle): Size 4.5mm/ US 7 circular needle, 40cm / 16” length (or size needed to obtain gauge) to knit hat body, and a set of double pointed needles, or needles for your preferred method of small circumference knitting (required for crown shaping).
Tapestry/darning needle
Stitch markers: 5 (1 unique for EOR).

Both strands of yarn A & B held together, or single aran/worsted strand
18 sts x 26 rnds = 10cm x 10cm (4”x 4”) in stocking stitch worked in the round after blocking on Needle C. Tip: Block swatch, and leave to dry.

• It begins using a 1x1 Tubular cast on. If this is not your thing, then use whatever cast-on you prefer, remembering to keep it as elastic as possible, e.g. long tail cast on is a good alternative.
Tip: If you find your tubular cast on too loose or flaring, go down a needle size.
• Brim height can be adjusted. Please note that it you turn up the brim, part of the Wheat Stitch Pattern in the body will be obscured.
• The pattern is charted from after the Body setup rounds. Please work from the Written Instructions until this point. Written instructions begin on page 4.
• The crown decreases are worked back-to-back, and as such it is recommended to work the decrease stitches on either side of the markers tightly to prevent laddering.