The Flint Hill Hat is quick to knit and deep winter warm. It features a simple cable and slip stitch design that diminishes to an attractive crown. An Alternating/Italian cast-on creates the professional finish of a tubular cast-on without the multiple rounds required to work it.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
Hat fits an adult head size of approx 22” – 23.5” (55.9 cm – 59.7 cm). Unblocked, unstretched hat circumference approx 17.5” (44.5 cm). Unblocked hat height approx 9.25“ (23.5 cm). Additional sizes available by working more or fewer pattern stitch and/or round repeats.
The pattern is fully charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
15 stitches/18 rounds to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in cable pattern stitch, unblocked, unstretched, on largest needles.
The hat is cast on using the Alternating/Italian cast-on and then worked in the round.
Pompon utilizes approx 9 yds (8.25 m) of yarn. Pompon yardage is included in yarn requirements listed above.
Hat features an attractive decrease and looks just as lovely without a pompon should you wish to forego this extra embellishment.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Alternating/Italian cast-on
- Knit and purl stitches
- Slip stitches
- Cable stitches – 1/2RC
- Decrease stitches – CDD, SSK
Allow approx 103 yds (94 m) bulky weight/light super bulky yarn. (Yardage INCLUDES pompon.)
Sample knit using (1) 3.5 oz/100 gr (112 yds/102 m) skein of Quince & Co Puffin 100% American wool in Sedum.
US 10 (6 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle or dpns
US 11 (8 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle or dpns
US 13 (9 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle or dpns
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle
Clover blue (large) pompon maker or 3-3/8” (8.6 cm) piece of cardboard