Betty is a wonderfully engaging hat pattern, working up incredibly quickly in bulky weight 8-ply yarn. I now understand why bulky weight hats are so incredibly popular and addictive! I managed to knit two of them in a couple of days. They made ideal last-minute gifts for some very knitworthy people in my life.
Worked in the round, Betty contains written directions and charts.
Betty is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Curt is seen here wearing the hat and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Skill Level Intermediate
Materials List • US9 (5.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • US11 (8 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US11 (8 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.) • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • Cable needle • 125 yds (114 m) bulky weight yarn
Suggested Yarn Knit Picks – Wool of the Andes Bulky 100% Wool 137 yds (125 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g) Colorways: Yonder
Gauge 10.5 stitches by 14 rounds in stockinette stitch = 4”/ 10 cm on US11 (8 mm) needles, after blocking.
Finished Measurements 20”/ 51 cm brim circumference, 9”/ 23 cm in length. An ideal size for 20-22”/ 52-56 cm circumference heads.
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