Spin your stitches round and round as you hike to the crown in Vertical Hiker. This colorful design features an easy knitting trick – only one color is used per round! No floating on this trek. Choose your free style hiking pace; knit up your Vertical Hiker as a beanie or a slouchy. Vertical Hiker keeps you warm from base camp to summit and back again.
The tech edited and test knit pattern is fully written and charted for two sizes and two styles.
Small (Large): 17/ 43cm (19”/ 48cm) around by 7.5”/ 19cm (9”/ 23cm) tall
Small shown worn by yours truly with 4”/ 10cm of negative ease
2 skeins Malabrigo Verano, shown in colors Tropical (MC) and Sailor Blue (CC)
Single skein info: 100% pima cotton Worsted/ DK; 205yds/ 187m per 100g/ 3.53oz
US 8/ 5mm circular needles
6 stitch markers, including 1 unique for start of rnd
Sample weights: 60g/ 2.12oz shown on yours truly (80g/ 2.82oz shown on camera dad)
21 sts and 38 rnds over 4”/ 10cm in pattern stitch.
Camera Dad’s 70th birthday present was knit in Malabrigo Verano colors Sailor Blue and Alpaca Metal size Large
Customize It: for a custom length, add to or subtract from the bottom of the hat so that the crown aligns with written and charted directions.
Slip It: always slip as if to purl with yarn in back.
Cable It (One): Vertical Draft features a medley of 1/1 cables. A cable needle is optional. You may choose to work the sts out of order without one. To delineate the 1/1 cables from each other, the stitches worked are included in the cable names. For instance, 1/1 LKSC knits the st from the working needle and slips the st from the cable needle.
Cable It (Two): to keep the yarn transition in a vertical line for a comfy hat, markers are removed and replaced as part of working the cable on every Rnd 7, 14, 19, 26, and 31 where cables cross over markers.
Cross It: be sure to cross yarns at MC and CC transitions.
Watch It: CDD (central double decrease)