Field Sketch Beanie by Kyla Shea Overbay

Field Sketch Beanie

Knitting
November 2023
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
360 - 412 yards (329 - 377 m)
1 (2, 3)
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Introducing the Field Sketch Beanie, born out of a desire to wear the most cheerful hat when the weather turns grey!

This hat features ~funky~ ⚘floral⚘ stranded colorwork adorning a comfy folded brim, with a switch to fun and simple broken colorwork rib for the body of the hat. While the stranded colorwork may seem intense, due to the construction there is no need to catch floats in this pattern, and the switch to easier textures makes for an engaging knit. Short video demonstrations are included for picking up and knitting the brim stitches, as well as for ensuring loose floats in the stranded colorwork.

Yarn

Fingering weight yarn in two colors, 181 (198, 210) yards / 166 (181, 192) meters of color 1 and 178 (190, 202) yards / 163 (174, 186) meters of color 2. Wool, wool-blend, or wool-like yarns are recommended as they are what was used for the original samples and test-knits.

Needles

  • US 3 3.25 mm 16” 40 cm circular needle for inner brim
  • US 4 3.50 mm 16” 40 cm circular needle for outer brim
  • US 5 3.75 mm 16” 40 cm circular needle and DPNS for hat body and crown

If you choose to use the magic loop technique for this project instead of using 16” 40 cm circulars, you will not have to use DPNS for the hat crown. For magic loop 40” 100 cm circulars or longer are recommended.

Notions

  • 1 stitch marker
  • Row counter (recommended)
  • Darning needle

Gauge

26 sts and 40 rounds / 4” (10 cm) in stockinette

Finished Measurements

  • Circumference of 18.5 (20, 21) inches / 47 (51, 53.5) cm
  • Height of 9.25 (9.25, 9.5) inches / 23.5 (23.5, 24) cm

Techniques

  • Knitting in the round
  • Reading a chart
  • Stranded Colorwork
  • Picking up stitches (video demonstration included)
  • Decreases

Photos of green/white sample taken by Hillary Holliday