Jyväskylä Knit Festis one of my favorite wool festivals located in the charming town of Jyväskylä, Finland. One of the vendors this summer had a selection of vibrantly hand dyed Finnish wool that was displayed in the trunk of her car. I spotted this perfect green color from across the courtyard and the sheepy yarn had to be mine! So, I whipped up an easy hat with seed stitch and meandering cables and called it Hatchback.
An increase and decrease cause the cabled section to slant resulting in an asymmetrical brim. Use worsted weight wool or hold thinner strands together for this quick cozy knit.
Finished Measurements 20” / 51cm circumference. Shown on a 22.5” / 57cm head.
Yarn Worsted weight Hold 1 strand of fingering weight wool together with 1 strand of Qing Fibre Melted Suri Alpaca for a marled effect. You can also hold 1 strand of lace weight mohair/silk together with 1 strand of DK or worsted weight wool for a fuzzy effect
Yardage 180yds / 165m If you are holding 2 strands together, you will require the recommended 180yds / 165m for each strand of yarn.
Needles 40” US 7 / 4.5mm circular 40” US 8 / 5mm circular Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd.
Notions 2 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge 17 sts & 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in seed stitch
Yellow Hat Qing Fibre Melted Baby Suri Alpaca (65% Alpaca, 20% Wool, 15% Silk; 191yds / 175m per 50g skein), Colorway - Biscuit
Qing Fibre Merino Singles (100% Merino Wool; 400yds / 366m per 100g skein), Colorway - Young Ginger
Green Hat 2 strands of fingering weight wool (Finnish wool from Handu in green) held together with 1 strand of lace weight mohair silk from La Bien Aimée in the Lush colorway
Try worsted or aran weight yarns for this pattern like Malabrigo Rios, De Rerum Natura Gilliatt, & La Bien Aimée Merino Aran.