Tilted Hat by Laura Barker

Tilted Hat

July 2023
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Body chart patt on larger needles.
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
400 yards (366 m)
19" (21¼)" circumference and 9¼" tall.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $7.99.

We can’t get enough of this chapeau! Tip stranded colorwork on its head with the Tilted Hat. Worked in the round from the brim to the crown, 1 × 1 ribbing flows into a 1 × 1 colorwork motif with increases and decreases that slant the stitches. We recommend choosing two high-contrast colors for the nested motifs.

Difficulty Intermediate

Yarn Weight 4

Finished size 19” (21¼)“ circumference and 9¼” tall. Hat shown measures 19”.

Yarn Hazel Knits Cadence (100% superwash Merino; 200 yd 183 m/4 oz 110 g): Quill (dark gray) (MC), Piper (light gray) (CC), 1 skein each.

Needles Sizes 6 (4 mm) and 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir) and set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 28½ sts and 26 rows = 4” in Body chart patt on larger needles.

• For techniques you don’t know, please visit our online knitting glossary at www.interweave.com/interweave-knitting-glossary.

• This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up beginning with a tubular cast-on. The body of the hat is worked in two-color stranded knitting. Simple increases and decreases cause the pattern to tilt.

• When working M1L and M1R increases, pick up the strand of yarn that matches the color of the new stitch to be made as indicated on the chart.