Westside Woolie by Gudrun Johnston

Westside Woolie

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Fair Isle pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
310 yards (283 m)
19 1/4 (21 1/4) inches in circumerence
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Westside Woolie was oirginally designed for the 10th anniversary of Squam!

This hat begins with making a couple of earflaps, which are then united to the rest of the cast on for the brim. A simple Fair Isle pattern makes a bold geometric statement across the body of the hat and then the crown is worked with a slightly peaked shaped. A small amount of crochet is used to reinforce the brim and earflaps and then decorated with a blanket stitch. This hat can be further adorned with a pom pom or tassel for a little whimsy!

Size
Child: 19¼ inches circumference and 7 ¾ inches tall from brim to crown
Adult 21¼ inches circumference at brim and 8 ½ inches tall from brim to crown

Needles
US 5/3.75mm 16-inch circular needle
US 5/3.75mm set of dpn’s or long circular needle (if prefer using magic loop)

Yarn 160 yards of Main Color, 50 yards each of 3 different contrast colors. (More of MC may be required if you are doing extra large pom poms or tassels).
Shown in Jamieson’s Double Knitting (100% Shetland; 82 yards/25g)
Child Hat: MC Eesit, CC1 Yellow Ochre, CC2 Nutmeg, CC3 Moorit
Adult Hat: MC Sholmit, CC1Yellow Ochre, CC2 Ivory, CC3 Titanic

Notions
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Crochet Hook US F5

Gauge
25 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches in Fair Isle pattern on US 5/3.75mm needle
25 sts and 30 rnds = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch on US 5/3.75mm needle (may need to go down in needle size to match gauge)