Short Description: Taking inspiration from windrows etched across sweeping savannah lands, this design draws an elongated motif through the fitted brim to the crown. The articulation of detail is finely rendered in Kusa for a quickly learnt pattern repeat with an outstanding result.
- 23 stitches and 33 rows in 4in / 10cm in Grass Stitch on larger needles, washed and blocked flat
- 26 stitches and 36 rows in 4in / 10cm in Fluted Slipstitch on smaller needles, washed and blocked flat
Finished Measurements: Nominally (Newborn, Baby, Child) (Adult S, Adult M, Adult L) Finished size (12 1/4, 14 1/2, 17) (18 1/4, 19 1/2, 22) in / (30.5, 36.5, 42.5) (45.5, 48.5, 55) cm. Model wears Size Adult M with head circumference = 22 in / 56cm.
Materials Used: "Eden Valley Biodynamic Farm Plant Dyed Knitting Wool: 226m / 100g Colour Hibiscus (shown here as yellow, page 1 of pattern) OR The Yarn Collective Bloomsbury DK 100% Merino: 240m / 263 yds / 100g Colour Soot 101 (shown here as dark grey, page 2 of pattern) OR Swans Island Organic Washable DK 100% Merino: 128m / 140 yrds / 50g Colour Dove 105 (shown here as light grey, page 3 of pattern) OR (65, 73, 153) (175, 196, 234) yds / (60, 85, 140) (160, 180, 215) m of DK / 8ply Weight Yarn
Needle Size: 3.75mm (US5) circular needle, 16 in / 40cm long for Brim, 4.0mm (US6) circular needle, 16 in / 40cm long for Body of Hat, 4.0mm (US6) dpns, for Crown Shaping
Pattern Includes: Hat begins with a Rib and Grass Stitch brim then is worked in the round in Grass Stitch pattern through the body of the hat. The crown is shaped with decreasing knit stitches whilst continuing the Grass Stitch detail. Pattern details 6 hat sizes and an optional Quick Pompom technique to top the Newborn + Baby hats.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate