Originally published in Pom Pom Quarterly 4: Verdant Stitches, I’m happy to now offer the Hill Country Hat knitting pattern as a free Ravelry Download. The Hill Country hat knits up quickly in a bulky weight yarn and has a good amount of slouch. The finished size is 20.5 inches in circumference by 9.25 inches long, brim to crown.
Bulky weight yarn- approximately 142 yards/130 meters
Sample shown in Queensland Collection Kathmandu Chunky Tweed (85% merino, 10% silk, 5% cashmere; 142 yards/130 meters/100 g) in the colorway Oatmeal (108)
US 10.5/6.5 mm 16”/40 cm circular needles
US 10.5/6.5 mm double pointed needles (DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge below
Tapestry needle for weaving ends
14 stitches and 20 rounds = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch, after blocking