the Quince hat by Tif Neilan - tif handknits -

the Quince hat

Knitting
February 2019
yarn held together
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in slip stitch stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
130 - 250 yards (119 - 229 m)
child: one size / adult sizes: small, medium and large
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the Quince hat is a fun introduction to knitting herringbone in the round.
The body of the hat features a 2 (or 3) color stitch pattern creating texture and play with color.

Please note: during testing, some people found the cast on edge of the
brim curled and to alleviate this problem started over with a size 9 needle for the cast on and set up round. If you tend to cast on loosely you may want to start with the US size 9 needle.

Sizing::: child ( 19” )
adult small ( 20.5” ) / adult medium ( 21.5” ) / adult large ( 23.5” )

Gauge info::: 22 sts / 20 rows per 4” measured in herringbone (post blocking)
20 sts / 22 rows per 4” measured in slip stitch (post blocking)

Yarn and Notions

  • worsted weight for main (color 1) 60 (75, 100, 120) yards

  • fingering weight for accent (color 2) 70 (80, 116, 130) yards ::: note ::: the sample has two contrasting colors held together to make up the color 2 ::: ::: you would need 35 ( 40, 58, 65) yards of each color :::

  • US size 11 needle (for the herringbone) 16” circular for adult sizes + 30” circular for magic loop method during decreases

  • US size 9 needle (optional for cast on and set up round) 16” circular

  • US size 11 needle (for the herringbone) 30” circular for child size (magic loop method)

  • US size 10 needle (for the body) or size needed to get gauge

Note::: can use dpns for if you prefer