When Lucy Neatby designed this hat for us in our Touchdown (football inspired) yarn, we loved it so much we awarded it a “Most Valuable Pattern” in our design roster for this season. It’s so clever!
The modular brim is “knit-to-fit” and the clever fold is double thick to keep your ears warm while cheering on your team. Lucy finishes off the hat with squared crown shapings to mirror the domino squares of the brim. And best of all, the self-patterning yarn blitzes and blocks in different ways in every part of this hat. Wear your team colours proudly and visibly at the game and everywhere else you go and make this accessory your MVB (most valuable beanie). An electronic (pdf) copy of this pattern is available here on Ravelry.
Sizes / Finished Measurements
To fit head measurements: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult, Large Adult); 15-16 (17-18, 19-20, 21-22, 22-24) inches / 38-40.5 (43-46, 48-51, 53.5-56, 56-61) cm
1 skein River City Yarns Touchdown; 80% Merino, 20% Nylon, 555 yards / 510 meters per 150g skein, approx yardage required: 225 (280, 335, 370, 465) yards / 207 (260, 308, 340, 427) meters or 60 (75, 90, 100, 125) g. Our models are wearing: British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Needles and Notions
- US 2.5 / 3mm needles for small circumference in the round: DPNs, 1 long circular or 2 short circulars
- Tapestry needle
Gauge: take the time to check gauge and adjust needle size if necessary
- 28 sts & 56 rows = 4 in / 10 cm over garter stitch
- 28 sts & 40 rows = 4in /10 cm over stocking stitch