Steady Hat by James Arnall-Culliford

Steady Hat

February 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
246 yards (225 m)
To fit head circumference: 45 (49, 54, 58) cm [17.25 (19.25, 21.25, 22.75) in]
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

As with the Ready Mitts, the Steady Hat was designed with a particular function in mind. One of the problems I have with winter running is getting cold ears when I start off. Now, I’m not saying my ears are big, but when I met Gary Lineker, he pointed and laughed. I could have gone for a knitted headband, except for the fact that I’m neither Ray Mears, nor Bjorn Borg.
I decided that a folded brim would keep my ears warm, without having a really thick hat that would cause me to overheat. The outer layer of the brim is in the same stitch pattern as the Ready Mitts, so that there s continuity within the collection. It’s fairly straightforward to knit, with enough variety to keep you interested. The Skein Queen yarn is a great colour so I will stand out in a crowd!
This is the second Ready, Steady, Go! pattern, and the Go! Scarf, will be released in March.

There is a photo tutorial for the folded brim over on Veuf Tricot’s blog here: Folded Brim Tutorial

This pattern was originally sold to raise funds for Refuge - a UK charity for women and children suffering domestic violence. Since the introduction of new EU VAT rules, we felt it was simplest to make this pattern available for free, and to ask you to make a donation to Refuge or a local charity helping the victims of domestic violence.

To fit head circumference: 45 (49, 54, 58) cm {17.25 (19.25, 21.25, 22.75) in}
Actual head circumference: 41.5 (46, 50, 54) cm {16.25 (18, 19.75, 21.25) in}

Skein Queen Desire (DK weight; 100% merino; 225m/100g skeins)
Steady Saffron for Refuge 1 x 100g skein

1 set 3.75mm UK 9/US 5 circular needles 30-40cm 12-16in long
1 set 4mm UK 8/US 6 circular needles 30-40cm 12-16in long and double-pointed needles of the same size (or your preferred needles for
working small diameters in the round)
Stitch markers
A small quantity of DK waste yarn in a contrasting colour

24 sts and 33 rounds to 10cm x 10cm 4in x 4in over st st using 4mm
23 sts and 38 rounds to 10cm x 10cm 4in x 4in over texture stitch pattern using 4mm needles