The Orbital Hat by Maren Odenthal is a fun, fisherman’s style hat, with a folded double brim and a spiralling texture created with simple cables. Needing just one hank of our lofty Lore yarn, this hat makes a perfect gift and is a fantastic way to add a pop of bright, cheerful colour to your handmade wardrobe.
The Orbital Hat is the sixth pattern from The Almanac Series II, a seasonal guide to knitting with The Fibre Co. yarns.
1 hank of The Fibre Co. Lore (100% lambswool, 250 m (273 yds) per 100 g hank) in shade Happiness.
This hat is knitted bottom up seamlessly in the round. Starting with a folded-up double brim, the body’s swirling texture gets created with simple cables.
SIZES AND MEASUREMENTS:
S [M: L]
To fit head circumference: 46-51 [51-56: 56-61] cm (18-20 [20-22: 22-24] in)
Circumference: 45.5 [51.5: 57] cm (18.25 [20.5: 22.75] in)
Height above brim: 18.5 [21: 23.5] cm (7.25 [8.25: 9.25] in)
Brim height: 5 cm (2 in) in all sizes
Designed with 0-5.5 cm (0-1.75 in) of negative ease at head circumference.
Cable stitch pattern, worked in the round: 21 sts and 26 rnds to 10 cm (4 in) measured over st after blocking using 4 mm (US 6) needles.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS REQUIRED:
- Two sets of 3.25mm (US 3) 40 cm (16 in) circular needles
- 4mm (US 6) 40 cm (16 in) circular needle (or size to obtain gauge)
- 4mm (US 6) circular or double-pointed needles for working a small circumference in the round (or size to obtain gauge)
- Stitch marker
- Crochet hook
- Scrap yarn
- Darning needle
- Provisional cast on
- RPT (Right Purl Twist)
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If you find you are working with an older version please go to our errata page for details of corrections and updates made. You can find the version you are working from by checking the pattern page footers.
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