Saturday, April 9, 2022

Another Orange Hat

A quick photosession and a description of the hat I made for my husband at the end of this winter season. It is a simple, but very comfy and warm double hat, made out of Italian bobbin merino, super soft, but durable. I was a big fan of this yarn and I made four sweaters and a scarf out of it a few years ago, alas it is no longer available in the shop.

Description of the hat:

Cast on 136 sts with provisional cast on. Close to work in the round. Knit rib 1x1 for 45 rounds. Work together the first (provisional) and the last round, knitting the respective stitches together, thus closing the double hem. Continue knitting plain stockinette stitch in the round for 40 rounds. 

Then, on round 41 divide the 136 stitches in 8 segments, 17 sts in each segment. Knit the first two stitches of each segment together every second round for 20 rounds (= 10 decreases) and then every round for 4 rounds (= 4 decreases). Thus 14 sts are decreased in each segment, 3 stitches remain, a total of 24 sts for all 8 segments. Cut the yarn and close the last 24 stitches.

Pick up 136 sts from the end of the brim on the inside of the hat and knit the second inside layer of the hat the same as the outside layer. When finishing the crown stitches of the inside layer, stitch together the top of the inside and the outside crowns. 

Add a small label to the brim (optional). The hat is fully reversible and seamless.

Pattern: Another Orange Hat (personal pattern)
Yarn: Zegna Baruffa Cashwool, 100% merino, 90 g, 320m/100g
Needle: 3.75 mm
Time to knit: two weeks

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