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Kelbourne Woolens

February Hat Pattern

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by Kate Gagnon Osborn

The second design in the 2019 Year of Hats is the January Hat by Kelbourne's very own Kate in Germantown yarn.

The January Hat features a folded brim, textured stitches, stripes, and a pom pom.

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Kelbourne Woolens Germantown (100% N. American Wool; 220 yds/100 gm skein): sage 340, 1 skein.

18 sts + 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Chart pattern on larger ndls, after blocking.

1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.

Size G crochet hook, spare US 6 (4 mm) circular, waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle.

19.5” (49.5 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5” (24 cm) height.

Knit, purl patterning from charts, provisional cast on.

Worthy of Note
This hat begins with a provisional cast on, then a deep folded brim is worked in a K1, P1 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim. While I found it easy to place the provisionally cast–on stitches onto my larger needle, you may find it necessary to transfer the stitches to a 2nd smaller needle if the stitches are too small to fit comfortably on the larger needle.

After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a texture stripe pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 4 times around. Decreases shape the crown and a pom pom completes the look.