Huddle Hat

Knitting
January 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Basket Weave pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
270 - 360 yards (247 - 329 m)
To fit head circumference: 45–50 (55–65, 70–75) cm [17¾–19¾ (21¾–25½, 27½–29½) in]
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A super-cosy folded brimmed hat!

Sizes
Small (Medium, Large)
To fit head circumference: 45–50 (55–65, 70–75) cm [17¾–19¾ (21¾–25½, 27½–29½) in]
Brim (unstretched): 43 (55.5, 68.5) cm [16¾ (22, 27) in]
Body of hat (unstretched): 43.5 (57.5, 71.5) cm [17¼ (22¾, 28¼) in]
Brim to crown (see pattern notes): 17–21.5cm [6¾–8½in]
Shown in size Medium on head circumference 55cm [21¾in]

Yarn
Arnall-Culliford Knitwear Something to Knit With Aran (aran weight; 70% highland wool, 30% superfine alpaca; 82m per 50g skein)
Mist; 3 (3, 4) x 50g skeins

Needles and Notions
1 pair 4.5mm needles
1 pair 5mm needles
Cable needle; Tapestry needle

Tension
20 sts and 28 rows to 10cm 4in over Basket Weave pattern, using larger needles, after washing and blocking
22 sts and 31 rows to 10cm 4in over Basket Weave pattern, using smaller needles, after washing and blocking

Pattern Notes
The hat starts with a cable trim that is knitted back and forth as a long strip. Stitches are picked up along one edge of this strip and the basket weave and rib turn-back is worked back and forth before switching to larger needles and working the same pattern for the body of the hat. The crown is then shaped with decreases before the hat is seamed to finish.

Three sizes are provided in the pattern, but if you wish to make further adjustments, here are some suggestions. To alter the depth, you can simply change how much of the turn-back is turned back! Alternatively, you can add or remove a 12-row section of basket weave pattern in the body of the hat. You will then need to tweak how you work the crown shaping pattern so that the garter stitch and rib sections match up correctly.

To alter the circumference, you can use a larger or smaller needle to change the gauge. Do knit a swatch if you choose this approach and check that you are happy with the knitted fabric.

Special Techniques
Video tutorials on cables, picking up stitches and seaming can all be found on our website: Something To Knit Together Winter Edition Video Tutorials