Tuscaloosa by A.Opie Designs


September 2020
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Slipped Stitch Houndstooth
US 9 - 5.5 mm
125 - 135 yards (114 - 123 m)
One Size (21” circumference)
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“Faux houndstooth” is how I describe the slipped stitch pattern adorning this hat….and as a nod to the history of Alabama football, “ Tuscaloosa” is what I’m calling it.

This cozy hat is knitted using Chibi Paka Chunky by Ikigai Fiber. The brim as well as the hat body are simple, slipped stitch patterns that create a dense, warm fabric. Three contrasting or coordinating colors are used to achieve the look, with enough yarn of Color A to make a Pom Pom to top it off.

Yarn Requirements:
1 skein each of three contrasting or coordinating colors. Pictured in “Bumblebee” (ColorA), “French Vanilla” (Color B) and “Iron” (Color C) of Ikigai Fiber, Chibi Paka Chunky, 75% Superwash Merino / 25% Baby Alpaca (55 yds/ 50 m/ 50 g) each;
Total 135 yards of chunky weight yarn;
this yardage does NOT include a yarn Pom Pom, however, there is enough yarn leftover of Color A to generously accommodate a medium sized Pom Pom