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*** This listing is for the PATTERN only, not a physical item. Purchases made in error will not be refunded.***knit
This hat pattern is part of a collection that incorporates sand stitch. And I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything other than sun, sand and beaches when I’m knitting in this sand stitch. For that reason, I decided to name the pieces in this collection after my favorite beach, Merkel beach, in Harwich Port, Massachusetts.
This hat is worked in the round, starting with a 1x1 twisted rib stitch. Then, you work the main body of the hat in sand stitch (a four-row repeat). Finally, you decrease evenly along four lines to shape the crown evenly. Once you are done, you can opt to add on a pom pom for a bit of fun flare!
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SIZES AVAILABLE: Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult Small & Adult Large.
The model pictured in the photo above is wearing the Adult Small size.
DIFFICULTY: ADVANCED BEGINNER
You will need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, ktbl, ptbl, ssk, k2tog, bind off.
- Size US 10/6mm 16” circular needles or double pointed needles
- Size US 11/8mm 16” circular needles or double pointed needles
- 4 Stitch Markers: 1 in a different color to indicate your BOR and 3 in another color. When shaping the crown, these will be used to mark where you will decrease in 4 places.
- Darning needle
- Yarn: 32(45,58,74,92) yards or 29(41,53,68,84) meters of a light bulky weight size 5 yarn or 1(1,2) skeins of Petite Wool yarn from We Are Knitters (I used color “Spotted Blue“ for the sample). If you wish to add a pom pom at the end, please account for approximately 16 yards or 14 meters of additional yarn. Please note that yardage is estimated and may vary depending on the yarn used per the project, gauge verifications and/or other modifications that you may make.
HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY PATTERN? Once payment is received, you will receive an email containing a download link button for a PDF pattern. Make sure you have a PDF reader installed to open the pattern. All patterns are written in standard US terms.
For pattern support or questions, please feel free to reach out to me at email@example.com or DM me @marymadethat on Instagram!
If you create your own Merkel Hat, please share the love online by using the hashtag #merkelhat and tagging @marymadethat in your posts! I can’t wait to see and share your progress photos and finished products!
This original pattern is a copyright of Mary Gannon of marymadethat.com. This copy of the Merkel Hat is for personal use only. All items made from this pattern may not be sold.