Sheep Herder's hat by Becky Wilkins

Sheep Herder's hat

January 2012
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Purl lace
US 11 - 8.0 mm
61 - 117 yards (56 - 107 m)
15.25 (17.5, 19.5, 21.75)"/38.5 (44.5, 49.5, 55) cm circumference
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This warm hat can be worn fashionably back and slouchy. Or pull it down over your ears to provide all the warmth needed when taking hay out to the pasture.

Construction Notes
This hat begins with a ribbed brim worked lengthwise; stitches are then picked up from along the top edge and knit up in the round to the crown decreases. The hatband may be seamed or closed with a button. I think the seamed version would be wonderful for men! Worked in a bulky weight yarn this hat is incredibly quick to knit up, and the ridge and lace pattern makes it cosy without being overly hot.

knit and purl
yo, k2tog, p2tog, p3tog

one button 0.75”/2 cm if desired
crochet hook for weaving in ends

I want to thank Chris Church (rchrispy on Ravelry) for providing the technical editing.