The Backcountry Hat is knit in the round using circular and double pointed needles. The pattern is very simple, perfect for beginning knitters. It knits up lightning fast and makes a great last minute gift project. Add stripes, a pom pom or a tassel to jazz it up!
Knit with one skein of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Apollo yarn (100% Superwash Merino Wool, 106 yards/100g). Or other bulky/ chunky weight wool yarn. Samples knit in the Charcoal, Emerald and Araucana colorways. A pom pom may be added if desired, but may require additional yarn.
One US # 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle or two sizes smaller than needle used for body of hat based on gauge.
One US # 9 (5.5 mm) 16” circular needle or size needed to obtain gauge.
One set US # 9 (5.5 mm) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
For Baby size: As the circumference is quite small, the entire hat can be knit on double pointed needles sizes US # 7 (4.5 mm) for ribbing and US # 9 (5.5 mm) for hat body.
One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
14 stitches/4 inches (10cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles
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Pattern is also available via Ravelry