Acres Wild Hat
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.