Kilter by Michele Bernstein


September 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
11 stitches = 2 inches
in stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
18.5" fits up to 23" head circumference; easily adjustable
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Kilter is a hat with maximum stretch due to the alternating stockinette/reverse stockinette sections. It looks great any way you wear it: centered on your head, pulled down over your ears, or tilted down over one ear, beret style. Knit in sport weight yarn from the bottom up, the top of the hat features a twirly, swirly square, so your hat is always slightly off-kilter! Kilter makes a great chemo cap, or a fun hat at any time.

Instructions are given to size up or down. Pattern is written for 16” circular needle, but you may use 2 circulars or magic loop or dpns if you wish.

Thank you to tech editor Amanda Woodruff.

Update: I decided that Kilter should have a worsted weight option, so the pattern has been updated. I used Malabrigo Rios at 9 st/2” in stockinette stitch. Enjoy!