Roots by Michaela Moores


October 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Relaxed 3x3 rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 150 yards (91 - 137 m)
18-21", 22-25"
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Roots is a new twist on a classic ribbed hat design. Knit from the top down, this pattern allows easy customisation for length as the hat can be tried on throughout the knit. Inspired by branching root patterns it features a striking branching rib pattern, stemming from a central point of origin.

The use of worsted weight yarn knit at a slightly tighter gauge results in a warm, water resistant fabric, perfect for winter wear, and increases the elasticity of the rib for a snug, warm fit. This hat makes a fantastic gift knit as it can be readily knit over a couple of days, and the soft and luxurious yarn makes for a truly special treat. This hat is a great knit for men, being both well fitting, simple and traditional in style, but the branching rib provides an element of individuality and makes for a fun and interesting knit.