The Lighthouse Hat by cold comfort knits

The Lighthouse Hat

October 2017
yarn held together
+ Aran
= Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
115 - 230 yards (105 - 210 m)
One Size. Fits average adult female.
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An Instant Fuzzy Classic

When I was little girl, my father often took me to McDonalds for lunch. My mother wasn’t a fan of fast food, so when it was just the two of us he could indulge in a (guilt-free) Big Mac! I always got a Happy Meal, with animal crackers for ‘dessert’.

After lunch, Dad would take me downtown to the lighthouse, and hold my tiny hand while we walked out onto the pier, so I could gleefully feed my animal crackers to the ducks! I still live in my hometown of Oakville and, to this day, the lighthouse holds some of my sweetest memories.

The Lighthouse Hat is a product of those memories. It’s soft, warm, and beautiful in its simplicity, with a touch of luxury (a nod to my adult self). This delightfully fast & fuzzy hat is a joy to knit, and to wear. I hope it brings you abundant warmth and pleasure :)

Finished Measurements
7.75” (19.5 cm) high.
17” (43 cm) circumference un-stretched; fits average adult female.

Note: This hat is worked holding two strands of yarn together throughout. The resulting gauge, and the fact that I used a 5.5mm needle, made this more of an Aran weight project. Together, the specified yarns create a light and lofty hat. Be careful not to substitute a dense Aran weight yarn…the result could be quite stiff.

(A) Katia Concept Cotton Merino (70% Cotton, 30% Merino Wool; 115 yards 105 meters / 50 grams): 1 skein in shade #100 (ivory).

(B) Katia Concept Silk Mohair (70% Mohair, 30% Silk; 219 yards 200 meters / 25 grams): 1/2 skein in shade #200 (ivory).

Debbie Bliss “Angel” / Sugarbush Yarns “Drizzle” would both be suitable substitutions for yarn (B), if necessary.

One 16” (40 cm) circular needle size US 9 (5.5 mm).

One set of four double-pointed needles size US 9 (5.5 mm).

18 stitches & 24 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in 1 x 1 Ribbing un-stretched.

18 stitches & 24 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch.

Skills Required
Knitting in-the-round with a circular needle.
Knitting in-the-round with double-pointed needles.
Knitting with two yarns held together.
Knitting. Purling. Basic Decreasing.