Backroad Hats

Designer Elizabeth Elliott

Version 1 (shown on man)

Finished Size 18 1/4" circumference and 8 1/2" tall.

Yarn Widdershin Woolworks Targhee Worsted (100% Targhee wool; 210 yd [192 m]/4 oz [113 g]): #1 Targhee, 1 skein.

Needles Size 7 (4.5 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 21 sts and 31 rows = 4" in Slip Stitch Rib.

Version 2 (shown on woman)

Finished Size 19 1/4" circumference and 7 3/4" tall.

Yarn Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yd [192 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #36 pearl, 1 skein.

Needles Size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 20 sts and 32 rows = 4" in Slip Stitch Rib.

In the stretchy Backroad Hats, a simple slip-stitch pattern breaks up potential pooling, while letting hand-dyed yarns take center stage. There are two options for shaping the crown: the men’s version features a strong decrease line three stitches wide, while the women’s version has a more subtle one-stitch line.



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I am the assistant editor for Interweave Knits and knit.purl. I'm originally from Kansas, but I'm loving my new Colorado life. I love creating functional art that has beauty with a purpose. 

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