Shawn's Double Knit Hat by Sarah Devantier

Shawn's Double Knit Hat

Knitting
April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in knit flat in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 350 yards (183 - 320 m)
Infant, child, adult
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Men’s Hats: They’re the hardest to find a pattern for, aren’t they? My husband Shawn is a plain kind of guy, and I love that about him, but boy, does it make hat knitting for him boring! I much prefer playing around with techniques, colours, and stitch patterns. So when he asked me for a new hat, I figured it was a good time to try something new: double knitting!

Double knitting (unrelated to DK or double knitting weight yarn) is a technique in which you create two layers of fabric at the same time – one to the front of the work, and one on the back/inside, depending on whether you are knitting flat or in the round. This results in a project that is completely reversible and is also extra thick and warm. These features are perfect for an outdoorsy guy in our Canadian winters.


This pattern is a perfect introduction to double knitting. With photo and video tutorials, I’ll help you master this technique!


This hat is simple enough for even the plain-loving folks in your life, but you could also jazz it up with variegated yarn, or brighter colours for those who crave more excitement in their headwear.

Sizing:
Infant (child, adult)
Finished measurements
• 15”/37.5 cm (17”/43 cm, 20”/51 cm) circumference
• 6”/15 cm (8”/20 cm, 9”/23 cm) fold of brim to crown
To fit head circumference 14.5–17”/37–43 cm (17-20”/43-51cm, 20-23”/51-59 cm)

Materials:
Yarns Used:

Bulky weight yarn in a wool or wool-acrylic blend is recommended.

Sample is knit in Estelle Worsted (Worsted, 50% Acrylic, 40% Wool, 10% Nylon, 200 m/219 yards per 100 gram hank), I skein in Forest, 1 skein in Brown Bear. *Two strands of yarn are held together throughout the pattern to create a bulky-weight yarn*

Yardage:
Bulky weight yarn:
MC: 55 m (60 yds) - 110 m (120 yds)
CC: 46 m (50 yds) - 80 m (88 yds)
Worsted weight yarn (2 strands held together)
MC: 110 m (120 yds) - 200 m (219 yds)
CC: 92 m (100 yds) - 140 m (154 yds)

Needles:
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Double Pointed Needles or longer circular needles in the same size for crown decreases.

Other Notions:
5 stitch markers: ensure 1 is distinctive to indicate beginning of the round
Cable needle
Tapestry needle


Pattern has been tech edited and test-knit to ensure the pattern is clear and error free.
Thank you to my test knitters: scogginc, Ibitemynails, notjustanothermom, teenbatateen, gesuma05 (and a few others that are not on Rav!)