Trail Point by Ruth Boelkins

Trail Point

February 2021
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
size A=20", size B=22"
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Trail Point is a lightweight and warm hat that anyone would love to wear, whether walking about town, hiking some trails, of fly fishing on the river. This hat takes inspiration from the activities my family enjoys. And we always want to wear something functional and fun on our heads!

The colorful yarns I chose to design with are produced in small batches by artisan dyers. I love collaborations with small businesses like me!
Dig into their yarn selections at your LYS or in their online shops. The pattern is written as a single color hat, but one skein of Shepherd’s Wool Crazy will do all the color patterning for you, and you can let your creativity soar with any number of colors in stripes and blocks using several skeins or mini bobbins of Plied Yarns North Ave. Trail Point is a blank canvas for your ideas - the hem would also be ideal for a little colorwork or surface embroidery, if you fancy adding that!

Trail Point is cast on at the bottom and worked in the round to the top. Instructions are included for turning fabric to the inside and joining seamlessly for the hem, live stitches to picked up stitches of the cast on edge, as you go. It makes a clean finish inside the hat, and makes Trail Point nicely reversible too.
Shaping uses a few directional decrease stitches, and the top is closed with three needle bind off (glossary includes stitch descriptions and a link for bind off tutorial).

Choose from two sizes, and wear two ways! Trail Point has you covered for making all kinds of hats for you, and for all the folks in your life.