Turn A Square by Jared Flood

Turn A Square

Knitting
July 2008
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
121 yards (111 m)
Flag of English English French Italian Russian
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download
Errata available: brooklyntweed.com

This classic, striped, scraptastic beanie works up quickly in worsted weight Shelter. Featuring four “compass point” decrease lines, the crown visually bends circles into squares, giving this hat its playful namesake. Invert your colors and knit a second hat from the same skeins for a coordinated set. Surprisingly simple jogless stripes turn this basic into an elevated last-minute gift, or a quick solution to cold temperatures for your own wardrobe.

Share on social #TurnASquare and #BTxBT


Finished Dimensions

  • 20½”/52 cm circumference (unstretched) and 8”/20.5 cm length
  • One size fits most; fits head sizes 19-24”/48.5-61 cm

Yarn

Brooklyn Tweed Shelter — 100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool(140 yards/128 meters per 50g skein)

  • 1 skein of Main Color (MC); 1 skein of Color 1 (C1)
  • Photographed in colors Narwhal & Soot

Yardage

  • Approximately 76 yards/70 meters of Main Color (MC) & 45 yards/41 meters of Color 1 (C1)

Gauge

  • 5 stitches per inch in circular stockinette stitch
  • 20 stitches and 30 rounds per 4”/10 cm in circular stockinette stitch
  • Measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

Needles

Size A (for Main Fabric)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one set of DPNs (double pointed needles) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
  • Suggested Size: US 7 (4.5 mm)

Size B (for Ribbing)

  • One 16”/40 cm circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
  • Suggested Size: US 5 (3.75 mm)

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:

Skill Level
1 out of 5: Beginner

Translations Available

A Russian Translation of the original pattern is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Russian Version [Translated by Olga Begova]

A French Translation of the original pattern is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative French Version [Translated by Sophie Oudry-Braillon]

An Italian Translation of the original pattern is available: click on the pattern download button on the top right of this page and you will have the option of downloading an alternative Italian Version [Translated by Alice Twain; www.maglia-uncinetto.it]

Original pattern included at Knitting Daily and was seen on episode 504 of Knitting Daily TV.

NOTE: Original hat sample was knit with Cascade 220 and Noro Silk Garden.