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Year of (Bulky) Hats: School House by Courtney Kelley

The latest design in our Year of Bulky Hats is here! The School House Hat is modeled after a cap Courtney’s mother wore as a schoolgirl in the 1950s, knit by her grandmother. While inspired by a hat for children, it’s also a perfect hat for the young-at-heart! This vintage style is super flattering with bangs, a curly shag haircut, or braids. Knit in Courtney's favorite color, cocoa brown, the School House Hat evokes those warm, fall-inspired feelings we love so much. And, bonus, if you want a toddler or kid's version, just follow the same pattern using Germantown in the worsted weight! Specifications YARN Kelbourne Woolens Germantown Bulky (100% N. American Wool; 123 yds/100 gm skein): cocoa brown 240, 1 skein. GAUGE 14 sts and 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st on larger needles, after blocking. NEEDLES 1 – 16” (40 cm) US 10 (6 mm) circular or pair straights. 2 – US 9 (5.5 mm) DPNs. Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary. NOTIONS Darning needle, stitch marker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle. SIZE 12” (30.5 cm) from base of back neck to front of head. 16” (40.5 cm) from ear to ear at back neck. 20.75” (52.5 cm) from ear to ear, measured across the center. SKILLS Knitting, purling, short–rows, i–cord. You can download the FREE School House pattern on Ravelry here, and we also have kits! Kit Contents > 1 skein of Germantown Bulky in cocoa brown > Leather hat tag + matching winding > Year of Bulky Hats pattern download postcard > Year of Bulky Hats sticker > Screen printed muslin bag Ask for a kit at your favorite LYS or grab one from our site!