Hillock Hat

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Hillock Hat


Rich texture with a little openwork sets a distinctive tone for this warm cap in three sizes (S/M/L). This eye-catching design could appeal to men and women alike; the brim may be worked short and flat or long enough to be doubled for extra warmth. Worked in the round and in an intermediate stitch pattern, this project is an excellent choice for a first attempt at openwork; it is also portable and easily memorized for knitters on the go. In any version, this design works up beautifully in a naturally squishy, airy fiber—the perfect thing for a single skein of specialty farm yarn. Add a pompom at the top for a playful finishing touch if desired.

Suggested Yarns: 
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Kent DK, Ghillie Sport/DK, Green Mountain Spinnery Mewesic, ElsaWool Woolen Spun Sport Weight Cormo, Aade Lõng Solid 8/3, Rauwerk Merino DK, Maniototo Wool Woollen Spun DK, Donna Smith Designs Langsoond Double Knit, Uist Wool Reothart DK or Fràs DK, Lammermuir Wool Simply Shetland DK Sholmit, or any lofty DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge

Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, or yardage requirement.

Finished Size: 
16.5(19.25, 22) inches in circumference around brim (unstretched) to fit heads measuring up to 19.5(22, 25) inches around

Yarn requirements: 185(235, 290) yards as shown with double brim

Gauge: 20 sts and 29 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needles (worked flat, washed, and dried)

size 5US (3.75 mm) circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge) 
size 4US (3.5 mm) circular needle for hem ribbing (or .25 mm smaller than gauge needle)