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Thoreau Hat

A quick knit with a contrasting band.

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A contrasting band and slouchy shape make the Thoreau Hat a modern classic.

Finished Size: 19" circumference and 9½ " tall, after blocking. To fit up to 24" head circumference. 
Yarn: Alisha Goes Around Panoply of Peacocks Worsted (80% superwash merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon; 200 yd [182 m]/115 g): old growth (brown; MC) and great seas (turquoise; CC), 1 skein each. 
Yarn Weight: #3 - Light 
Needles: Size 7 (4.5mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle. 
Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4" in St st.  
Originally Published: Interweave Knits Accessories 2011 

SKU: EP5897

Author/Speaker/Editor: Terri Kruse

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Perfect Hat Review by Kimberly

This is the best hat for our guys! The pattern was very simple- easy to understand and quick to finish. It only took me a few days (a few hours total) to finish this hat for my brother in law. My husband, who makes fun of me for knitting and has asked that I NEVER knit him anything, specifically requested that I make one for him after he saw the one for my brother. My husband wears it all the time! I love the ribbing and the contrasting band as well as the simplicity of the pattern- makes for easy changes and personalization. Be sure to do a swatch. I usually knit right on gauge and I had to use size 3 needles, instead of 7, to get the proper gauge with my worsted yarn.

(Posted on 1/10/14)