Musselburgh

Popular double layer, multi-gauge beanie

The original swatchless hat pattern: a double-layered beanie with 4-point crown shaping. The multi-gauge pattern now includes 9 gauges, for yarn weights between light fingering and DK, and 6 sizes.

Have a single skein of yarn you're not sure what to do with? Need something simple to keep your hands busy during zoom meetings? Looking for a gift that everyone will appreciate? Want to cast on right away without any prep? Cast on today, no swatching required, and discover for yourself why so many knitters have fallen in love with Musselburgh.

In what is essentially a three step project you'll start with a centre-out cast-on and increase for the first crown; the next part is a beautifully meditative knit (perfect for those zoom calls!) of stockinette in the round; finally, you will finish off the hat by mirroring the initial shaping with decreases. This simple canvas is perfect for exploring your creativity through yarn choice, stripes or colour blocking. The hat is fully reversible, so working each half in a different colour or stripe sequence can turn it into two completely different hats in one.

Adventurous beginner looking to grow your skills? Use the pattern to learn how to knit a hat from the top-down: clear directions and linked tutorials are included. For more support, sign up to our swatchless hat mini-course where Ysolda will walk you through each step of knitting a swatchless hat from selecting yarn and needles to creating a beautiful finish.


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Skills for knitting this project

Build your skills by following the links to our clear step-by-step tutorials.

Gauge

Pattern includes directions for gauges of 7, 6.5, 6, 5 and 4.5 sts per inch / 2.5cm Directions given for measuring the gauge while working the hat, but if you prefer to swatch, do so in the round

Sizing

Musselburgh includes 6 sizes and 6 gauges, so you can knit it with the yarn you prefer, to fit everyone. Because every size starts in exactly the same way you can skip swatching and measure gauge on your project.

Beanie[watchcap] Finished circumference 16[18, 20, 22, 24, 26]" / 40[45, 50, 55, 60, 65]cm Finished unfolded length: 15½[17½, 19½, 22, 24¾, 27¼]" / 39[44, 49, 55, 62, 68]cm

Shown in adult medium using one skein of The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock colour Dartmoor.


Supplies

Yarn

Shown in adult small using one skein of The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock shown in Dartmoor.

Needles and notions

Choose a size based on your knowledge of your personal tension and the recommended needle size for your yarn. If using sock yarn use a needle a couple of sizes larger than you would use for socks.


Yardage


  size
  baby toddler child–adult small adult medium adult large adult x-large
gauge yards
7 230 270 330 430 500 610
6.5 210 250 310 390 470 550
6 190 230 280 370 440 510
5.5 160 210 260 320 420 480
5 150 190 230 300 350 420
4.5 130 160 210 260 330 380
  metres
7 210 250 300 390 460 560
6.5 190 230 280 360 430 500
6 170 210 260 340 400 470
5.5 150 190 240 290 380 440
5 140 170 210 270 320 380
4.5 120 150 190 240 300 350

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