Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Pattern: Kilbourne Hat

Kilbourne Hat is a unisex close fitting beanie that utilizes twisted stitches to create a zig zag pattern. Beginning with a twisted rib, it is worked in the round from the bottom up with a crown that is worked in progressively smaller zig zags. Kilbourne Hat is very stretchy, so should be worn with 1-2” negative ease.  This unisex design is a very quick knit, so if you need a last minute Valentine's Day gift this could be it!

I went through several versions of this design.  The original crown shaping was overly complicated on paper and looked like a bit of a mess when knitted up.  After lots of erasing and redrawing on the chart, I ended up with a simpler version that I think is very pleasing.  


Skills needed: 
ability to read a chart 
working in the round 
knowledge of twisted stitches is helpful but not necessary

150-200 yards worsted weight wool or wool blend yarn
US #5/3.75 mm 16" circular needle
US #6/4 mm set of dpn and 16" circular needle

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