Jamestown Hat

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The Jamestown Hat is a slouchy hat with colorful stripes shaped by short rows. Four stripes in two contrasting colors widen and narrow in different places thanks to the use of the short row technique, while rows of broken rib in a neutral main color alternate with garter- and stockinette stitch for texture. Knit in the round in a worsted weight yarn, the Jamestown Hat is a quick knit and particularly fun if you enjoy knitting short rows. The hat comes in three sizes. If you like this hat, you might also enjoy the matching cowl pattern Jamestown Cowl which can be found here: Jamestown Cowl.

SIZE: Small (Medium, Large). Sample shown is a size Small.

Brim circumference: 20 (22.25, 24) inches or 51 (56.5, 61)cm.

GAUGE: 18 sts/24 rows = 4 x 4" (10 x 10cm) in stockinette stitch.

MATERIALS: Worsted weight wool blend or 100% wool yarn, approximately 105 (135, 155) yds or 96 (123, 142) m in the main color and 50 (55, 60) yds or 46 (50, 55)m in each contrasting color, 1 US #6/4mm circular needle of 16 inches or 40cm or size needed to obtain gauge, 4 stitch markers, 1 darning needle.

YARN USED TO MAKE THE HAT PICTURED: Malabrigo Merino Worsted [100% merino wool; 210yds/192m per 100g].
Main color (MC): Polar Morn; 1 skein.
Contrasting color #1 (CC1): Sweet Grape; 1 skein.
Contrasting color #2 (CC2): Uva; 1 skein.

The hat is worked in the round with short rows to shape the widening and narrowing stripes. While the main part of the hat is worked in the round, the short row sections are worked flat. In order to knit this hat you will need to use the yarn over method of working short rows. There are instructions in the pattern as well as a link to a photo tutorial.

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