Timber Trail Hat

by Jennifer Lysen in


New pattern day!  It's almost a holiday.  I may or may not celebrate with cake.  We are very happy to offer up the Timber Trail Hat pattern today, inspired by the trail behind my house:

The Timber Trail Hat is a slouchy hat with an off center simple cable.  It is offered in Baby Bear (Child) size, Mama Bear (Adult medium) size and Papa Bear (Adult large) size.  It is modeled by myself and my two handsome guys.  Enjoy!

TIMBER TRAIL HAT

By Jennifer Lysen for Cedar House Yarns

MATERIALS

·         One skein Old Growth Worsted yarn

·         Size US 7 circular needle or dpns (or size needed to make gauge)

·         Size US 8 circular needle or dpns (or size needed to make gauge)

·         Six stitch markers

·         Tapestry needle

·         Cable needle

GAUGE

·         18 st and 22 rounds = 4 inches, on larger needles, stockinette stitch knitted in the round

SIZES

·         Baby Bear (Child) – fits 18” – 19” circumference (shown in Prairie Fire)

·         Mama Bear (Adult M) – fits 20” – 21” circumference (shown in Pacific Bleeding Heart)

·         Papa Bear (Adult L) – fits 22” – 23” circumference (shown in Ginger)

STITCH GUIDE

CO                           cast on

Rnd                        round

K                             knit

P                             purl

Dpns                      double pointed needles

St                            stitch

K2tog                    knit 2 together

Left Cable            slip first 2 st onto cable needle, hold in front, knit next 2 st, return st from cable needle and knit

BRIM

CO 84(90, 96) with smaller needles, using a long tail cast on.  Place marker and join, being careful not to twist.

*K1, P1* repeat to the end of the round

Repeat until the piece measures 1”(1.5”, 2”) from CO edge.

BODY

Change to larger needles

K 28(30, 32), work cable chart (see below), K to end of the round

Repeat until the piece measures 7”(8.5”, 9”) from CO edge

DECREASE

Set up rnd: *K 12(13, 14), k2tog, place marker* repeat to end of the round, maintaining cable motif.

Rnd 1: *K to 2st before marker, k2tog* repeat to end of the round, maintaining cable motif.

Rnd 2: K to end of round, maintaining cable motif.

Repeat Rnd 1 & 2 until there are 6(8, 12) st in between markers

Next rnd: k2tog to the end of the round

Next rnd: K to end of round

Repeat last 2 rnds until there are 6(9, 9) stitches remaining.

FINISHING

Break yarn with at least an 8” tail, weave the tail through the remaining 8 stitches and weave in the end.