Nantucket Tradewinds Hat by Rosann Fleischauer

Nantucket Tradewinds Hat

June 2023
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette, please see pattern for each size is different gauge
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
109 - 116 yards (100 - 106 m)
3 sizes from child to adult
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To keep the pattern consistent and to find the perfect fit for each size, different needles are used to create different gauge for each size - a heavier hat for a child, a softer hand for the woman’s hat and a more generous fit for the man’s hat. Your pattern, your head, you decide what suits you best. There are diagrams to aid in your decision when choosing a size.

From the book Cozy Coastal Knits…

Among the many unexplained wonders of this little island—an afternoon’s sail from Hyannis—is the presence of the shade of pink known as Nantucket Red, found on every manner of clothing in town. Cozy Color Works captured the tonal pink/salmon/red perfectly, reminiscent of a pair of chinos from Murray’s Toggery worn while collecting scallop shells at Brandt Point fresh from the churning blue surf.

The stitch pattern, inspired by my desire to find a fresh take on the traditional knit stocking cap, is a simple four-round repeat, ideal for portable knitting wherever your travels make take you.