Choose Your Own Path Hat


Make your own choices in this fun to knit beanie: cast on, corrugated ribbing, broken stockinette and stripes. These are part of a 3 pattern set of hat cowl, and mitts.


A striped hat for all seasons: tailgating in the fall in your team colors, attending a yarn festival in October, sledding down a toboggan hill with six of your closest friends, or cuddling by the fire after skiing on the mountain (. . . and possibly shoveling out your car at the Sun Valley Fibers January Thaw knitting retreat in January in Mount Horeb, WI!) The corrugated ribbing and Latvian braids make this hat extremely fun to knit and will suit any member of the family. The broken stockinette stitch keeps it interesting to knit and adds great texture. Pair this hat with either the mitts or the cowl for a great set or knit all three for the win.

SIZES: Baby (Child-Small/Medium, Child-Large, Adult-Small/ Medium, Adult-Large)
FINISHED SIZES: 15 (16, 18, 20, 22)” (38 (40.5, 46, 51, 56) cm) with 2″ of negative ease; choose one size smaller than actual head circumference.

YARN: Worsted-weight (approximately 210 yds per 100g): less than 100 yds each of two or three colors. Amounts required vary with the options the knitter chooses. See the sample notes for examples of yarn usage.
Sample (Child-Large) was knit with Malabrigo Rios (100% SW wool, 210 yds/192 m in 100 g) in Colors: 033
Cereza (45 yds or 20 g), 035 Frank Ochre (45 yds or 20 g), and 052 Paris Night (45 yds or 20 g).

GAUGE: 18 sts x 24 rows over 4″/10 cm (4.5 sts and 6
rows per 1″/2.5) cm in Broken Stockinette Stitch pattern
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch (40 cm) circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double-pointed needles
NOTIONS: Stitch marker, tapestry needle.
SKILLS USED: 2 color cast-on, corrugated ribbing, Latvian braids, striping.


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