For someone that lives in California, I spend a lot of time in Minneapolis. I used to travel there frequently for work, now I go as often as I can to visit friends, and I always like to stop at The Yarnery on Selby Avenue in St. Paul when I’m in town. It’s my favorite non-local yarn shop and a significant source of my yarn stash. On a recent trip I purchased two cones of Ito Shimo that grew up to be the Selby Hat.
The Selby Hat features alternating sections of yarns held single stranded and yarns held double for a marled effect. It starts with a short rolled edge and corrugated ribbing brim, then sections of marled stockinette separated by single color eyelet lace ridges. Select light fingering weight wool or wool blend yarns in medium to high contrast colors or experiment with speckles, gradients, or scrap yarn.
Version 1: Ito Shimo, 80% wool 20% silk, 291 yards per 50 g cone, sample shown in CC Pale Blush 841 and MC White 848, one cone of each color
Version 2: Holst Garn Supersoft, 50% merino wool 50% Shetland wool, 314 yards per 50g ball, sample shown in CC Kingfisher and MC Spring, one ball of each color
Version 3: Holst Garn Noble, 95% geelong wool 5% cashmere, 364 yards per 50g ball, sample shown in CC Cider and MC Almond, one ball of each color
20 stitches over 4 inches and 7.5 rows over 1 inch with larger needles in stockinette stitch with yarns held double, washed and blocked.
22 stitches over 4 inches with smaller needles in corrugated ribbing, yarns held single, washed and blocked.
For this project, stitch gauge is more critical than row gauge.
16 inch circular needles and double pointed needles in US Size 2 (2.5mm) and US Size 3 (3.25 mm) or size needed to achieve correct gauge listed above.
Stitch marker, locking stitch marker, tapestry needle.
Adult SM, L with adjustable slouch length. For best fit, measure around your head where you want the brim of the hat to sit, including over your ears if desired. S fits head circumference up to 21 inches, M fits head circumference up to 23 inches. L fits head circumference up to 25 inches. The corrugated ribbing brim is not as stretchy as a traditional rib, so please keep this in mind when selecting a size.
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