Traverse is a toasty hat for cold days with a subtle, interesting pattern. It is knit in the round using raised slip-stitch; by working half the stitches in each row and then moving the graduation one stitch at a time, you create a beautiful herringbone effect. The knitted fabric is tight both horizontally and vertically, making a dense, warm, garment. Traverse can be worn slouchy, or you can fold the broad, snug brim back to wear it as a fitted cap.
This pattern is available as a PDF download.
Size: To fit average woman’s head
Finished measurements: rim (snug fit) - 17.5”; body - 20”; height - 11”
Yarn: approx 275 yds worsted weight yarn
Needles: US sizes 8 (5mm) and US size 10 (6mm) double-pointed needles
Gauge: 20 sts and 54 rnds = 4” in Traverse Herringbone using larger needles (blocked).