Stay Out of the Forest by Jennifer Lassonde

Stay Out of the Forest

March 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
125 - 175 yards (114 - 160 m)
Small & Large
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Stay Out of the Forest is a DK colorwork hat inspired by true crime podcast, My Favorite Murder. It’s the perfect hat for my fellow Murderinos! It is written for 2 sizes, and uses 3 skeins/colors of yarn. The colorwork charts make it easy to fly through this project.

I recommend mostly tonal or solid yarn with a lot of contrast from the other colors. You especially want contrast between the MC and CC1.

If you really want to delve into the My Favorite Murder theme, check out the beautiful yarns I used from Goosey Fibers.

Blue Hat

  • MC: Call Your Dad! (Navy Blue)
  • CC1: Powers of Anxiety (Gold)
  • CC2: You’re in a Cult (Lighter Blue)

Tan Hat

  • MC: Stay out of the Forest (Tan with Pink overtones)
  • CC1: Pepper Spray First (Red)
  • CC2: Lock your F%^ing Door (Dark Brown)

Yarn Used: 126-180 yards or 116-165 meters of DK weight yarn in 3 colors

  • MC- 105-130 yards / 96-119 meters
  • CC1- 6-15 yards / 5.5-14 meters
  • CC2- 15-35 yards / 14-32 meters

Gauge: 24 stitches & 28 rounds in 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette in the round

Finished Sizes

  • Small: 16 in / 40.6 cm circumference
  • Large: 17.25 in / 43.8 cm circumference
  • Both sizes: 8.5 in / 21.5 cm tall (customizable)

Fits Head

  • Small: 18-21 in / 45.75-53.25 cm circumference
  • Large: 19.25-22.25 in / 49-56.5 cm circumference

Pattern Notes

  • Pattern has been tech edited & test knit

  • Colorwork is charted. Written instructions used for set-up. Written and charted instructions for the crown.

  • Pattern includes two files. One features a light color for the MC; one features a dark color for the MC to make it easier for you to read depending on your palette.