Edmonton has chilly weather for a good portion of the year, so having a worsted-weight hat on hand is one of the ways to stay toasty and warm for all the outdoor activities Curt, Merlin, and I enjoy.
Hunter is a lovely hat that features eyelet sections separated by moss stitch sections. These textures and lace panels work beautifully to feature this gorgeous yarn from River City Yarns here in Edmonton. Worked in the round, Hunter contains written directions and charts. This hat pattern features 3 sizes. Hunter includes a hat worksheet, so you know how to measure your head to achieve a perfect fit.
Hunter 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 large size and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • US8 (5 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US8 (5 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 • 130-160 yds (118-146 m) worsted weight yarn
Suggested Yarn River City Yarns - Eden 81% Merino 9% Cashmere 10% Nylon 213 yds (195 m) / 4 oz (115 g) Colorway: Forest
Gauge 22 stitches by 30 rounds in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US8 (5 mm) needles, after blocking.
Finished Measurements 15 (18, 21)”/ 38 (46, 53) cm brim circumference, 9.5”/ 24 cm in length. An ideal size for 15-17 (18-20, 21-23)”/ 38-51 (46-51, 53-58) cm circumference heads.
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