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!
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Finished measurements: 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; 218 yd/ 100 g) for either size of hat or headband
Needles: One US Size 6 (4mm) 16 inch circular needle, (hat and headband); One set US Size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles, (just hat)
Gauge: 19 sts x 28 rows= 4 inches in St st, blocked