Backcountry Hat Pattern

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

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