Wedge Hat by Betty Monroe

Wedge Hat

December 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
98 yards (90 m)
20" circumference and 8-1/2" tall; to fit a 21-22" head
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Interweave SKU: EP3177

Garter stitch is the original warm stitch: Purl ridges every row create a marvelously elastic compressed fabric. Betty Monroe wisely turns it on its side and combines it with short-rows to build the cleverly shaped Wedge Hat. (Interweave Knits, Holiday Gifts 2010)

Finished Size: 20” circumference and 8½ “ tall; to fit a 21–22” head.

Yarn: Wisdom Yarns Ballad (100% superwash merino; 98 yd [90 m]/50 g): #31706 blue/brown variegated, 1 ball. Yarn distributed by Universal Yarn.

Yarn Weight: #4 - Medium

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Markers (m); waste yarn for provisional CO; tapestry needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 30 rows = 4” in garter st.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts, 2010

Pattern notes: This hat is knit flat from side to side. The first and last rows are grafted together. Markers are positioned at the short-row turning points; they are left in place until the project is complete.