Nelkin Designs Hay Bale Hat and Headband PDF
The Hay Bale Hat and Headband are the perfect set! Headbands are perfect for those of us who wear pony tails.... but want to have our ears be warm! Hats are a perennial favorite! Both patterns start with the Hay Bale Stitch a textural band created by elongating stitches on one row and then wrapping them with your working yarn to create a mini Hay Bale on the next. Then ribbing organically grows out of it into the hat or headband. These match the Hay Bale Mitts!
Hat-18 (20)” unstretched, to fit head up to 20 (22)” around
Headband-16 (18)” unstretched, to fit head up to 20 (23)” around
Yarn: 1 skein Manos Del Uruguay, Maxima; (100% merino wool; 100g/218yds) for either size of hat or headband
Needles: US 6 (4mm) 16" circular needle for hat and headband; US 6 (4mm) DPNs for hat only
Gauge: 19 sts and 28 rows = 4" in stockinette, blocked