Westport Waves Hat by Transmutation Knits

Westport Waves Hat

Knitting
January 2019
both are used in this pattern
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24.5 rows = 4 inches
in brioche rib in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
116 - 363 yards (106 - 332 m)
Small(Medium, Large)
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About

My mother grew up on the West Coast of the United States, far from where she lives now. We go back and visit as often as we can, but I have always known that my mom left a piece of her heart in Westport, Washington. She had so many stories about how she worked in the souvenir shop at the end of the pier, had fresh catch of the day fish ‘n’ chips, or spent the afternoon on the beach enjoying the sun and the waves. My mom’s face always lights up when she talks about the small port town that is a few hours south of Seattle.

I’ve made this hat for my mom so that she can have a little piece of Westport with her, even in the cold winters we have on the East Coast. The brioche pattern travels back and forth across the hat, just like the waves in Half Moon Bay, our favorite place to go rock and shell hunting in the summers with my mom. It’s made with squishy DK and aran weight yarn to protect against the harsh winters and the blustery winds that we are accustomed to now, but also help make this a quick knit. The crown decreases seamlessly into the pattern, allowing the wave pattern to take over and ease you into a rhythmic knit that will help ease the all too familiar mid-winter beach blues.

The crown decreases are written so you can start the decrease at either the beginning or mid point of the Westpot Waves pattern so the length is fairly easy to adjust to your needs. For example, I found when I worked two DK yarns, I needed to work a size larger to fit my head around, but didn’t need the extra length.

Yarn

Two contrasting colors DK or Worsted weight yarn.
Sample is shown with MC in worsted and CC in DK, in size medium.

Main Color
Delight Worsted in Intensity
Vidalana by Knitcrate Aran 100% Merino
180yds/100g

Contrast Color
Groovy in Cookie Dough
Schmutzerella Yarns
DK 100% Merino
231yds/100g

Yardage

Small(Medium, Large)

Main Color:
58(74, 103)yds/54(68, 95)m
1.1(1.5, 2.0)oz/32(41, 57)g

Contrasting Color:
92(118, 163)yds/84(108, 149)m
1.5(1.8, 2.5)oz/40(51, 71)g

Needles

16in Circulars Size 5/3.75mm (or size needed to obtain Gauge)
5 Double Pointed Needles Size 5/3.75mm (or size needed to obtain Gauge)

Gauge

Westport Waves Brioche Pattern:
16 sts per 4in/10cm
24.5 rows per 4in/10cm
Gauge measurement is after blocking. Gauge is essential for fit and drape as shown in the sample pictures.

Finished Measurements

Small(Medium, Large):

Brim: 16(20, 24)in/40.6(50.8, 61)cm around
Cast on to Crown: 9.5(10, 11.5)in/24(25.4, 29.2)cm tall

Notions

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Pattern has been tech edited and test knit.