Kinetic Energy Hat by Emily Wood

Kinetic Energy Hat

Knitting
February 2024
Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
180 - 240 yards (165 - 219 m)
18 (21, 24)” / 46 (53, 61) cm in circumference and 8.5” / 22 cm in height
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Trap in the heat waves with this easy slipped stitch accessory. The Kinetic Energy Hat, like the Kinetic Energy Shawl, uses slipped-stitch cables and garter row stripes to create a colorful concoction. Only one color of yarn is used at a time.

The hat begins with a ribbed brim and ends with spiraling decreases to shape the crown. Offered in three sizes, it is also possible to adjust the size of the hat by using a heavier or thinner weight of yarn and different needles (both of which will affect the amount of yarn needed).

The Kinetic Energy Hat might be knit in either two or three colors (the main color plus one or two contrasting colors).

The instructions are both written and charted.

Size
18 (21, 24)” / 46 (53, 61) cm in circumference and 8.5” / 22 cm in height

Yarn
180 (210, 240) yds / 165 (192, 219) m of sport weight yarn
Approximately 95 (110, 125) yds / 87 (101, 114) m of the main color
60 (70, 80) yds / 55 (64, 73) m of CC1
25 (30, 35) yds / 23 (27, 32) m of CC2

Sample shown in Malabrigo Arroyo (100% superwash merino wool; 335 yds / 306 m per 100 g) in 069 Pearl Ten (MC), 050 Borrajas (CC1), and 120 Lotus (CC2)

Needles
US Size 4 / 3.50 mm dpns or circular needle to work a small circumference in the round, or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 2 / 2.75 mm dpns or circular needle to work a small circumference in the round, or a needle two sizes smaller than the needle used to obtain gauge

Gauge
27 sts and 36 rows per 4” /10 cm in stockinette stitch with larger needles after blocking
27 sts and 46 rows per 4” / 10 cm in slipped stitch pattern with larger needles after blocking

Notions
Stitch marker, yarn needle

Thank you to SaucyMinx and Linnyloo7 for test knitting!