Western Sky by Caitlin Hunter

Western Sky

Knitting
May 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 ribbing with smaller needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
50 - 120 yards (46 - 110 m)
one size: 20" [51 cm] unstretched circumference at brim
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Western Sky is fun-to-knit beret featuring lace, cables and bobbles. This hat can be knit in DK weight yarn or fingering held with laceweight mohair. Both charted and written instructions are provided.

MATERIALS
Yarn:
DK Version
Farmers Daughter Fibers Pishkun
100% Montana and Wyoming Rambouillet 255 yards/100 grams
Color used in sample:
Elk Antler

Fingering/Mohair Version
Farmers Daughter Fibers
Soka’pii
100% Montana and Wyoming Rambouillet 248 yards/50 grams
Mighty Mo
70% Kid Mohair/30% Silk 459 yards/50 grams

Yardage: approximately 140 yards of DK weight yarn OR 140 each of fingering weight yarn and laceweight mohair held together

Needles:
Note! Needle size is suggested only, you will need to swatch to determine the needle size needed to achieve gauge.
Main Needle: US 5/3.75 mm Ribbing Needle: US 3/3.25 mm

Other Notions:
Stitch markers, stitch holders (or scrap yarn), tapestry needle, cable needle

Gauge:
18 sts and 28 rounds over 4” 10 cm with Ribbing Needles in 1x1 ribbing pattern after blocking. This is the critical section to meet gauge, as it the the only part of the hat that fits closely to the head, and incorrect ribbing gauge will affect the fit of your hat. Size up 2 needle sizes for the main body of the hat.

Sizes:
one size: 20” 51 cm unstretched circumference at brim