Traveling Rib Hat

Traveling Rib Hat

DOK_PAT4: $5.00 CDN

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Head Size:
Small: 51 cm (20 in) head circumference
Medium: 56 cm (22 in) head circumference
Large: 61 cm (24 in) head circumference

Worsted weight yarns in two colours. The pattern works best when the main colour yarn has long colour changes.

Background Colour (BC): 73 m (81 m, 96 m) [80 yd, 89 yd, 105 yd]
Main Colour (MC): 51 m (57 m, 66 m) [56 yd, 62 yd, 72 yd]

4 mm (US size 6) 40 or 51 cm (16 or 20 in) circular needle, or size to obtain gauge;
a set of five double pointed needles of the same size for finishing the hat.

23-24 sts by 26 rows to 10 cm (4 in) over gauge swatch listed in pattern.

The hat starts with a crocheted provisional cast on and a row in waste yarn. The band is then knit flat till it is long enough. It is then joined together using either 3-needle bind off or grafted together and the cast-on and waste yarns removed. The grafted join is shown in the first picture below. It is between the gold and purple sections.

The band has i-cord worked at both ends at the same time as the band is made. The top is begun by picking up stitches around one side of the band between the i-cord and first stitch. The top is then worked in the round, with decreases worked in the ribbing pattern to mimic the effect on the band.

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Yarn Suggestions
The hat is made in worsted weight yarn in two colours. It works best when the main colour yarn has long colour changes.

The hat is written in three sizes and uses 125 m – 165 m (135 yd – 175 yd) in total of both yarns.

The following yarns have been tested with good results.
Noro – Silk Garden
45% Silk, 45% Mohair, 10% Lambswool
50 g (1.75 oz), 100 m (110 yd)

Noro – Cash Iroha
10% Nylon, 40% Silk, 30% Lambswool, 20% Cashmere
40 g (1.41 oz), 91 m (100 yd)

Brown Sheep – Lamb’s Pride Worsted
85% Wool, 15% Mohair
100 g (3.5 oz), 174 m (190 yd)

Philosopher’s Wool – 2-ply Worsted Weight
100% Wool
114 g (4 oz), 200 m (218 yds)