By Ysolda Teague
A gansey inspired hat with simple but very effective knit and purl patterning. The neat brim is worked in garter stitch at a tight gauge with short row shaping so that it’s longer over the ears — a minimalist approach to ear flaps. The crown is softly gathered with rapid decreases and joined with a 3-needle-bind-off worked from the inside. This creates a tidy seam detail more often found on ready to wear.
Newhaven is a tiny fishing village and harbour on Edinburgh’s Firth of Forth coast.
47[50, 53] cm / 18½[19¾, 21]"
197 - 219m (215 - 240 yds) in sport weight yarn
3.25mm (US 3)
26 sts x 34 rows = 10cm (4") in st st on larger needles