Stashbuster Hats

Designer Nancy Shroyer

Finished Size 19 1/4 (20 1/2)" circumference and 8 (8 3/4)" tall. Fair Isle hat shown measures 19 1/4"; striped hat shown measures 20 1/2".

Yarn Malabrigo Sock (100% superwash merino; 440 yd [402 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]). Fair Isle hat: #850 archangel (orange variegated, A) and #805 alcaucil (dark green, B), 1 skein each. Striped hat: #805 alcaucil (dark green, A) and #803 ochre (B), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 2 (2.75 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.

Gauge 29 sts and 43 rnds = 4" in St st.

The Stashbuster Hats are totally reversible and feature four options for the contrasting band: two stripe variations and two colorwork options. Each hat consists of two hats, one tucked into the other. Each “half hat” takes less than half a skein of sock yarn, making this an ideal stashbuster.

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