Wakefield Hat Pattern
The Wakefield hat
Unisex and timeless in design, the Wakefield is a simple knit with an intriguing traveling rib stitch pattern. Warm and cozy, with a bit of a slouchy style, this hat is knitted in the round. It is a written pattern with abbreviations.
Two video links are included. One for the 3 needle bind off and one for the optional pompoms.
The pattern can easily adapted to be even more slouchy by adding another repeat (or two) of the stitch pattern.
You may add pompoms for a fun touch (how to video link included).
Two finishing options available, and you can choose from sizes S/M/L. The small size would be great for a teenager.
This project is suitable for the beginner knitter.
Softness, a worsted weight yarn in a soft blend of merino and an antibacterial Dralon by www.yarnz2GO.com, one skein in the color Steel, or 150 yards of a soft worsted weight yarn for sizes S and M regular length.
NOTE: The L size or adding more ridges to make a more slouchy hat will require more yardage.
Alternatively you can use a kid seta yarn and a sport weight smooth yarn held together.
US size 5 (3.75mm) circular needle 16” (40.5 mm) in length, or double pointed needles if you prefer.
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches, knitted in Stockinette stitch.
CO = cast on
K = knit
M = marker
Rep = repeat
P = purl
Pl m = place marker
WS = wrong side/ purl side
RS = right side/ knit side
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
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