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The Fibre Co

Mistake Stitch Rib Hat Pattern

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This gorgeous pattern is free with your purchase of Road to China Light yarn! Just add a note with your order requesting the pattern and we'll email it to you.

The knit and purl stitch are the backbone to any knitting project. In this hat, the knits and purls are sequenced to give a pleasing texture and intuitive knitting experience. Instructions included are for those of you ready to work in the round or with steps for knitting flat before seaming. Wear with a little slouch or the brim folded up for a snugger, cosier fit. Whether you choose to add a pompom or not is your call.

Circumference (when slightly stretched): 51 cm (20 in), unstretched: 48 cm (19 in)
Length (not including 5 cm (2 in) turnback): 19 cm (7.5 in)

The Fibre Co. Road to China Light (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk, 10% camel, 10% cashmere, 145 m (159 yd) per 50 g hank) in shade Red Jasper – 2 hanks


For version worked in the round
3.25mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
1 set of five 3.25mm (US 3) double-pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Alternatively the hat can be worked using the magic loop technique with an 80 cm (32 in) circular needle throughout

For version worked flat
1 pair 3.25mm (US 3) needles (or size to obtain gauge)

30 sts and 40 rnds / rows to 10 cm (4 in) measured over patt using 3.25mm (US 3) needles.