Raleigh Brin Hat

Techniques

Knitting, knit in the round, basic increases and decreases, cables, written and charted instructions

Level

Intermediate to Advanced

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The Raleigh Brin hat features a combination of large cables that travel from the rib brim to the top center. It is the perfect hat for all the men in your life as the pattern includes both a child and adult size. Knitted out of one skein of Anzula For Better or Worsted, the hat is a wonderful treat for the knitter to make and the lucky recipient to wear.

Materials

Yardage: 180 yards/164.5 meters for child size; 200 yards/183 meters for adult size of worsted weight yarn Anzula For Better or Worsted shown in colors Elephant and Mariana (200 yards/183 meters; 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon)

If you wish to make a deeper adult size hat, you WILL need two skeins of yarn. If your gauge is tighter than given, you would also need two skeins of yarn for the adult size. As written per gauge, the adult size uses all but approximately eight yards of one skein. Hats shown were made out of one skein of Anzula For Better or Worsted.


Gauge

20 sts / 28 rounds over St st = 4 inches, unblocked on larger needles
30 sts / 30 rounds over 2 x 2 rib = 4 inches, unblocked and unstretched on smaller needles
30 sts / 34 rounds over pattern = 4 inches, unblocked and slightly stretched on larger needles



Needles

US 5 (3.75mm) 16-inch circulars or two sizes smaller than needle used to get gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) 16-inch circulars or size needed to get gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs for decreases or size needed to get gauge

Notes: If you prefer the Magic Loop method, a 32- or 40- inch circular is needed in both the US 5 (3.75mm) and US 7 (4.5mm), or sizes needed to get gauge.

Notions

Cable Needle
Scissors
Stitch marker
Tape measure
Yarn/tapestry needle

Sizing

Child (Adult)
Circumference to fit: 17-20 (21-24) inches


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