This casual unisex hat features staggered layers of ribbing intended to provide extra warmth over the top of the ears. The ribbed borders are worked separately and then joined together before working the body of the hat in stockinette.
This hat is intended to be worn with negative ease and pulled down so that the double layer of ribbing covers the top of the ears. This pattern is particularly suitable for natural wool and tweedy yarns which contribute to its outdoorsy character.
Sizing: Small, medium, large to fit head circumferences of 20.5, 22 and 23.5 inches
Yarn Requirements: worsted weight yarn (main color: 120 yards; contrast color: 15 yards)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US 4) double point needles
Gauge: 22 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette
basic hat knitting skills
working medium and small circumferences in the round
combining two layers of knitted fabric on needles