Acres Wild Hat
Acres Wild is a hat with cabled slip stitches that looks more complicated than it really is. The quilted stitch pattern breaks up pooling in variegated yarn, and continues up into the crown to form a five-pointed star.
YOU WILL NEED:
16" circular needle (optional, but recommended) and a set of five double-point needles in the size needed to get gauge for your particular yarn, a stitch marker for the beginning of the round, plus a darning needle to weave in ends. Markers may also be helpful to separate the stitch repeat in the decrease section.
YARN and GAUGE:
Due to the way the stitch pattern comes together in the crown, the hat is knit over 120 stitches - use the yarn and needles you need to get the right gauge for your head! For a close-fitting beanie on my 21.5" head, I used size 4 needles with DK weight yarn for a gauge of 7 stitches to the inch in stockinette, which yielded 5.5 stitches to the inch in the unstretched pattern stitch. For a larger head or a slouchier fit, choose larger yarn or needles.