Designed by Kate Gagnon Osborn, Ballard is worked in the round from the bottom up. Once the brim is complete, increased are worked and the body of the hat is worked in stranded colorwork from a chart. You will work the 8 stitch repeat 14 times around.
Integrated decreases shape the crown. Change to double pointed needles when the circumference of the hat is to small to fit on the circular needle.
An alternate chart is provided if the colors you choose to use do not match those as given in the pattern (see Useful Tips).
Kelbourne Woolens Scout (100% wool; 274 yds/100 gm skein): navy heather 412 (MC) and natural 105 (CC),
1 skein each.
22 sts + 27 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Ballard chart on larger needles, after blocking.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16” (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch marker, darning needle, 2” white faux fur pom pom.
20.25” (51.5 cm) circumference.
10.25” (26 cm) length.
Stranded colorwork from charts.
Photography by Linette Kielinski