Beaufort Hat by Angela Hahn

Beaufort Hat

January 2006
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in spiral stitch pattern, unblocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 180 yards (110 - 165 m)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

From pattern: The Beaufort wind scale allows sailors to estimate wind
speed; at 19 - 24 mph (a “fresh breeze”), waves are topped
with whitecaps, and foam begins to spray from their peaks.
(For those landlocked, small trees sway!) The color and
pattern of th is hat remind me of billowing whitecaps, and
the yarn — a cotton - microfiber blend — is suitable for a chilly
afternoon on the water, even in mid - summer.

Jo Sharp Desert Garden Aran Cotton (65% cotton, 35% microfibre), Colour 237 (Solstice), 2 2,3 50 gm. balls. Possible substitutes: Jo Sharp Silk Road Aran, Lamb’s Pride Worsted, Blue Sky Cotton, Classic Elite Four Seasons Cotton or Bazic
1 16-inch circular needle, US size 8 (5 mm)
1 set double-pointed needles, US size 8 (5.00 mm)
Small-med child med child-med adult, large adult
13.5 16, 18.5 inch circ., unstretched; will stretch to fit up to 17.5 21, 24 inch head circ.
Approx 18 sts/26 rows to 4 in/10 cm, unstretched; normally I would say CHECK GAUGE ON BLOCKED SWATCH, but this is optional for this pattern, as hat will be stretched while worn.