Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rugged Knits Pattern Highlight: Weathered Mountain

This week's pattern is probably the least flashy in the Rugged Knits collection, but it's one of those projects that I think will really get worn. Weathered Mountain is a slim beanie worked in super lightweight yarn with a simple, but fun-to-work knit-and-purl stitch pattern. It's great for fellas who only want basics while still being engaging to knit, and it's perfect for anyone who wants a versatile accessory that can be slipped under a bike or climbing helmet or just worn on crisp fall days.

- This one has pretty standard construction - bottom-up, starting with a ribbed brim and topped off with a handsome square crown.

It's meant to fit as a snug beanie and it's written for four adult head circumferences: 18.5 (20, 21.25, 22.75)" (47 [51, 54, 58] cm).

I picked Brooklyn Tweed Loft because it's just so light and lofty while still being warm. I adore the fabric it makes, particularly how it blooms so beautifully, the stitches relaxing into each other to make a cohesive but really interesting fabric. 

- If you want the lightness in the original sample, stick with a woolen spun fingering weight yarn. Some yarns that fit this bill are Sincere Sheep Equity Fingering and Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight.
- You could also go for something with crisper stitch definition. Grab that special skein of sock yarn you've been saving or try Quince & Co. Tern.

I always love a square crown. It's so neat and brings everything together so beautifully.

This pattern includes charted and written instructions, so you're covered whichever you prefer!

Be sure to use the hashtags #RuggedKnits#WeatheredMountainHatand #AndreaRangelKnits when you post pics of your Weathered Mountain projects!


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Finished Measurements

About 18.5 (20, 21.25, 22.75)” (47 51, 54, 58 cm) circumference and 7 (7.25, 7.5, 7.75)” (18 18.5, 19, 19.5 cm) long.

Example A shown on woman in size 18.5” (47 cm). 
Example B shown on man in size 21.25” (54 cm).

154 (170, 181, 192) yd (141 155, 165, 175 m) sock weight (#1 Super Fine).

Shown here: Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yd 251 m/50 g): color Sap (Example A); Artifact (Example B), 1 skein.


Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm): 16” (40 cm) circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). 
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


Markers (m); tapestry needle.


22.5 sts and 43 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Dots Textured st.

See it on Ravelry


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