Understory by Alyssa Coffey


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November 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
140 - 170 yards (128 - 155 m)
one size
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Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.

Understory is a gently textured, worsted weight hat patterned with vertical “stripes” of differing lengths. The classic design is both elegant and understated, resulting in an easy-to-wear piece suitable for everyone.

The hat is worked with a provisional cast on, allowing for a doubly-thick and very warm folded brim.

Understory is an excellent introduction to charted knitting for newcomers, and it makes a quick gift sure to be well-worn and well-loved.

This pattern includes both a chart and written instructions.

The Understory Hat is a companion piece to the Undergrowth Scarf.

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Rios (100g, 210 yards). Any worsted weight yarn may be substituted. #688 - Yerba; 1 skein. The knit sample required roughly 72 g/150 yards.

  • Needles: US 6 and 7 (4 and 4.5 mm) 16” circular needle and/or double-pointed needles.

  • Notions: stitch markers, tapestry needle.

  • Gauge: 21 stitches and 30 rows to 4” pattern stitch.

  • Dimensions: 17.5”/45 cm circumference, 8.25”/21 cm deep. Fits average adult/teen heads.

Skills Required:
provisional cast-on, knitting in the round, knit, purl, slipped stitches
optional: read chart (written instructions also included)