Bowman

Bowman

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Bowman is a textural beanie with a minimalist aesthetic. It has a folded rib brim and a geometric slipped stitch design. The hat is knitted in the round and starts with a provisional cast on which is joined at the top of the rib.

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About the Pattern

It is knitted in Rauwerk’s Merino DK yarn, which is unlike any merino I have ever worked with. Soft and bouncy, yet rustic and natural, it holds the stitch beautifully. If you would like to use an alternative yarn, use any DK with good stitch definition.

materials & info

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner/Intermediate

TO FIT

18 - 21 (22 - 25)” / 45.5 - 53.5 (56 - 63.5) cm head circumferences

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (AFTER BLOCKING)

16.5 (20.5)” / 42 (52) cm circumference across body of hat

YARN 

1 skein of Rauwerk’s Merino DK [100% Merino, 219m/240yds per 100g hank]

GAUGE (AFTER BLOCKING)

22 sts and 31 rounds per 10cm/4”, worked in stockinette using 4mm (US6) needles
21.5 sts and 34 rounds per 10cm/4”, worked in bowman stitch pattern using 4mm (US6) needles
Please swatch carefully, as incorrect gauge will cause the hat to come out the wrong size.

RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZE

  • 3.5mm (US4) 32” circular needles (for knitting in magic loop)
  • 4mm (US6) 32” circular needles (for knitting in magic loop)
  • Spare 3.5mm (US4) circular needles (for joining the rib)

NOTIONS

  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Waste yarn

TUTORIALS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL
Magic loop
Provisional cast-on