270. Top-Down Hat with Garter Brim

Knitting, project 270. Completed 9/25/2010


PATTERN
Designed and knit by Carrie Cooper, based on information in several sources

MADE FOR Charity

SIZE 21″ around and about 8″ long. Fits Adult XL, 23-inch head.

Gauge: 5 sts per inch; 4 garter ridges/inch

MATERIALS
Yarn:

  • 2 oz, 110 yds worsted yarn — MC: Cascade Superwash Quatro (100% Superwash Wool). 3.5 oz / 100 g. 220 yds. Color: #1930, Lime

About 20 yds each of two colors for stripes:

  • A: Cascade Superwash (100% Superwash Wool). 3.5 oz / 100 g. 220 yds. Color: #824, Yellow
  • B: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) 3.5 oz / 100 g. 220 yds. Color: #7802, Cerise (Dk. Pink)

Knitting Needles: US Size G-7 (4.5 mm), 16″ long circular needles and set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs)

NOTES
The paired increases look like a plus-sign (+) at the top of the hat. It has a wide garter stitch brim (4.5″ long) and is finished with applied i-cord.

Pattern inspiration and design elements came from the following sources:

  • The paired increases and i-cord bind off idea come from “I’m Knitting as Fast as I Can” archives
  • M1R stands for “make one right” and M1L stands for “make one left”. I learned the M1L/M1R method from the Purl Bee and Knitting Help web sites
  • Cast on with the wrap method: Kristin Spurkland’s book The Knitting Man(ual) and “I’m Knitting as Fast as I Can” archives
  • First 6 rounds: Silke Hupka, “Karlchen” pattern
  • Bind off with the applied i-cord method: Knitty online magazine
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