Three different textures are stacked in this layer cake of a hat! The first band is diagonal ribs, the second is garter stitch, the third is brioche, and they repeat for a tall, slouchy fit. The pattern was designed for a sport or light DK yarn so we are using Rowan's Alpaca Merino DK. It is a blend of 83% alpaca, 10% nylon, and 7% Merino wool, with a lofty chainette construction. This yarn is warm but very lightweight, perfect for a hat that doesn't flatten your hair. The finished hat is 18" around and 9.5" high. Designed by Andrea Mowry.
The kit includes the pattern and the yarn. For this project you will also need:
- 16" circular needle in US size 6 (OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE)
- 16" circular needle in US size 5
- double point needles in US size 6
- row counter (optional but recommended)
- tapestry needle
The Snoqualmie hat kit can be made in any color of Alpaca Merino DK. If you want the natural color shown, simply order the kit above and you will receive color 100 Medbourne. If you would like to pick your own color, see our Alpaca Merino DK page to view the options. Then return to this page, order the kit, and tell us your color choice in the box above.