New Free Pattern: Picket Hat

Originally knit way back in 2011, Maura kept wearing this hat to work all fall + winter and after we all threatened to steal it from her (more than once!) we though it was high time to write it up into a pattern.

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The beauty of this hat is in its simplicity - a gorgeous yarn {Road to China in citrine) is worked in a 6 x 6 rib.

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Instead of decreases, there is pleating at the top, creating a hat with perfect slouch and texture.

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  • Yarn: The Fibre Company Road to China Worsted (65% baby alpaca, 15% silk + 10% camel + 10% cashmere. 69yards/50gm skein): citrine, 2 skeins.
  • Gauge: 16 sts and 25 rnds = 4“ in Ribbing after blocking.
  • Needles: 2 - 16” US 8 (4 mm) circular needles and 1 dpn. • Size: 18” circumference, unstretched, 8” height.
  • Notions: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker.

To make your own Picket hat, download the pattern HERE. For a list of stockists who carry the Fibre Company Yarns, including Road to China, visit our stockist page here.