Pinch Hat

Easy hat worked flat in garter stitch with basic crown shaping. The hat is seamed after knitting, then the seaming yarn is cinched to ruche the side of the hat. Add optional embellishments.

Designer Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Size 17¾" circumference and 9¼" tall, to fit an adult
Yarn Classic Elite Ariosa (90% merino, 10% cashmere; 87 yd [78 m]/50 g):
• #4855 russet, 2 skeins
Also shown in #4803 foam and #4857 ballad blue
Gauge 14 sts and 30 rows (15 ridges) = 4" in garter st
• Size 9 (5.5 mm) needles
• Yarn needle
• Embellishments (optional): two 1" buttons, 12" of ribbon, or brooch

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