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