Crosshatch Hat

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Crosshatch is an easy-to-knit, easy-to-wear hat knit in a luscious fiber blend. Kenzie blooms beautifully when blocked while still retaining stitch definition and stretch. The all-over cable pattern is a little unusual to work, but easy to memorize and a fun challenge. As with my Horatio pattern, I was aiming for a unisex knit cap that appeals to many people without boring the person knitting it. I love the slightly jagged nature of the texture. It reminds me of drawings shaded with crosshatching, the little diagonal lines used to create the appearance of texture.

SIZES
newborn, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, child, adult S/M, adult L

A note about sizes

Children’s heads are often bigger than one might think, and the adult S/M will fit many children. Roughly speaking, the sizes correspond to the following head circumferences.

newborn: 13-14”, 3-6 months: 14-17”, 6-12 months: 16-19”,
child: 18-20.5”, adult S/M: 20.5-22”, adult L: 22.5-24”

MATERIALS

  • All samples are knit in HiKoo Kenzie [50% New Zealand Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5% Silk Noils; 160 yds per 50gm skein], shown in colorways Pavlova, Kale, & Kiwi Fruit
  • Watchcap with basic brim: 50 (65, 80, 125, 140, 165) yards
  • Slouch with basic brim: 55 (75, 100, 150, 160, 185) yards
  • Watchcap with folded brim: 65 (85, 105, 150, 170, 195) yards
  • Slouch with folded brim: 70 (90, 120, 170, 190, 220) yards
  • Optional yarn for pom pom: about 30-50 yards
  • U.S. size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needle or dpns for baby sizes
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle or dpns for baby sizes
  • U.S. size 7 (4.5 mm) dpns OR long circular needle for Magic Loop
  • cable needle
  • tapestry needle

GAUGE
19 sts/27.5 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st on size 7 needles

Tech edited by Lauren Cross

U.S. $5.00