Year of (Bulky) Hats: Fernhill by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Y'all blew us away with your response to January's Wister hat, and we're excited to share February's design with you, Fernhill! Fernhill is the February Hat you know and love, but somehow even squishier! The February Hat from the 2019 Year of Hats continues to be an incredibly popular design, which I am so pleased with and proud of. When considering my first contribution to the Year of Bulky Hats, it was a no brainer to take the chart from the February Hat and modify it for Germantown Bulky. Fernhill begins with a provisional cast on, then a brim is worked in a K1, P1 Ribbing. After the brim is complete, the body and crown of the hat are worked in a texture stripe pattern from charts. The 4-ply construction of Germantown Bulky lends itself to beautiful structure, and each stitch pattern in the Fernhill Hat is a riot of lovely texture. Specifications YARN Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): natural 105, 1 skein. GAUGE 13 sts + 20 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Chart pattern on larger ndls, after blocking. NEEDLES 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular. 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular. 1 – set US 10 (6 mm) DPNs. Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary NOTIONS Size G crochet hook, waste yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, Kelbourne Woolens label. SIZE 19.75” (50 cm) circumference, unstretched, 9.5” (24 cm) height. SKILLS Knit purl patterning from charts, provisional cast on. We have an awesome group of retailers who are carrying kits (and many have Fernhill kits in stock now!) and we also have them on our site. As with its inspiration, the February Hat, there are three embedded links in the Fernhill PDF to help you with any new skills: • Working From Charts: This one is a four part series that includes knit/purl stitches, colorwork, cables, and lace! • Crochet Provisional Cast-OnOctober Hat Cast On You can download the FREE Fernhill pattern on Ravelry here. Knitting a sample? Be sure to tag us on Instagram @kelbournewoolens and use the hashtags #YearOfBulkyHats and #KelbourneWoolens. Images: Linette Messina Kielinski
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