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Rhinebeck Hat

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  • Short Rows
  • Worked Flat

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Pattern Details

I’m heading to Rhinebeck this year for the very first time, and of course I couldn’t resist designing a new Hat just for the occassion. You don’t have to knit it if you’re going to Rhinebeck, and similarly, you can still knit it if you’re not! My Rhinebeck Hat is sideways knit with short row colourwork. The panels are super quick to knit, and the pattern is easily adjusted for gauge, and working fewer or more panels helps you accommodate many more sizes. The instructions are provided as a panel map - a method I first put to use with the Elemental Hats that has proved to be pretty popular. It’s a directional map, so the symbols show you which direction you’re knitting and how many stitches are worked in any given row, to make it easier to keep track of the short rows. Yarn: Yarn A: 157 (172, 188, 203) yd/143 (157, 171, 186) m Yarn B: 45 (50, 54, 59) yd/41 (46, 50, 54) m 61yd/56m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in Garter St. DK weight, plied yarn Needles & Notions: Pair 3.25mm/UK10/US3 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge 3.25mm crochet hook Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn Tapestry needle Sample details: Shown in The Yarn Gallery Aries DK in shade Tapestry (Yarn A) (121yd/110m per 50g; 100% Merino) & Fyberspates Vivacious DK in shade Deep Forest (Yarn B) (251yd/230m per 115g; 100% Merino) Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21in/53.25cm circumference head Gauge: 24 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter St. Sizes: To fit size: 18 (20, 22, 24) in/45.75 (50.75, 56, 61) cm Finished size: 15 (16.5, 18, 19.5) in/38 (42, 45.75, 49.5) cm Skills required: Knit & purl sts, short rows, provisional cast-on, grafting Pattern contents: Charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, German Short Rows & Kitchener Stitch (Garter St.) Note: Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.

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Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead
Woolly Wormhead is a Hat architect. With a background in industrial, sculptural and fine art Textiles, these influences can be seen in her work; having always been a lover of Hats and a life-long knitter, she enjoys bringing these different aspects together. Constantly fascinated with unusual construction techniques, developing stitch combinations and techniques to achieve a unique, versatile piece, Woolly Wormhead is always encouraging knitters and crocheters to be more adventurous.