Bohus-Inspired Hat

A simple slipped stitch colorwork repeat evokes thoughts of the Bohus sweaters. This intermediate hat receives an added buckle embellishment.

Designer Mary Keenan
Finished Size 21 (22½)" circumference, to fit a woman (man). Hat shown measures 21".
Yarn Rowan Felted Tweed (50% merino, 25% alpaca, 25% rayon; 191 yd [175 m]/50 g): #175 cinnamon (MC), 1 (2) ball(s); #167 maritime (CC1) and #157 camel (CC2), 1 ball each. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Needles Sizes 2 (2.75 mm) and 5 (3.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Buckle with a 1" tall interior opening and a total exterior width of about 1" (optional); tapestry needle.
Gauge 26 sts and 34 rows = 4" in St st on smaller needles; 26 sts and 46 rows = 4" in stripe patt on smaller needles.

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