Hollis Hills Hat
YOU WILL NEED
16” circular needle (optional, but recommended) and a set of five double-point needles, size US 6 (4mm) or 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. Stitch markers to indicate each section of the hat can be helpful.
YARN and GAUGE
The hat is knit with two contrasting colours of worsted weight yarn, plus a small amount of sport weight yarn if you wish to include a facing. The sample hat was made in the smaller size in Cascade 220 in shades of light and dark purple, using approximately half a skein of each colour, and the facing with approximately 70 yards of Cascade 220 Sport Superwash in beet red, all on US 6 (4mm) needles at 23 stitches to 4”, and fits a 21.5” head with a little bit of ease.
The pattern includes charts for two sizes. Use the chart that will give you the right-size hat based on your needles, yarn, and gauge.
This hat has an optional facing, which is knit in a lighter-weight yarn on the same size needles. Omitting the facing will result in a looser hat.