Breakwater Hat is one of nine designs in The Sun and Fog Winter 2021 Collection, a collaboration of knit and crochet patterns by Northern California designers and dyers celebrating community and togetherness from the foggy shores to the sunny valleys of Northern California.
For a brief time, I was fortunate enough to live in Pacific Grove, California, and could walk to Asilomar Beach from my house. I loved to explore the rocky coast and the tide pools, and I had a secret spot that I went to often to sit and watch the waves come in. The water crashing upon the rocks and rushing back out through the narrow channels in the formations is the inspiration behind the Breakwater Hat.
Breakwater Hat features alternating chevron patterns separated by purl ridges for texture and crown decreases hidden in the colorwork for a polished look. The colorwork is intuitive and the floats are short, making this a perfect project for beginning colorwork knitters.
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Berroco Ultra Wool Fine, 100% superwash wool, fingering weight, 400 yards per 100g.
Sample shown in Verbena and Cream.
When substituting yarn, select smooth wool or wool blend yarns in highly contrasting colors for best results. The size S/M standard fit hat requires about 30g for each color, or a combination of 30g if using minis or scrap yarn.
32 stitches and 30 rows with larger needles in stranded colorwork stockinette stitch in a 4 in by 4 in square, washed and blocked. For this project, stitch gauge is more critical than row gauge.
16” circular needles and double pointed needles in US Size 1 (2.25mm) and US Size 2 (2.5mm) or size needed to achieve correct gauge listed above.
Stitch marker, locking stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Adult S/ML/XL with adjustable slouch length achieved by adding chart sections. For best fit, measure around your head where you want the brim of the hat to sit, including over your ears if desired. S/M fits head circumference 21-23 (53-58.5 cm, L/XL fits head circumference 24-26 in (61-66 cm).