Grayson is a quick-to-work project that’s deeply textured and features an easily mastered pattern of only 2 rounds. Its stretchiness lends itself to a variety of wearing options, and will easily fit a wide range of sizes.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Size: Adult S (M, L) Fits up to a 20 (21, 22)” head circumference
Shown in size Small.
Gauge: 20 sts and 23 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Mistake Rib Stitch
Yarn: Plymouth Yarn Merino Textura (62% Superwash Fine Merino Wool, 38% Merino Wool; 228 yards [208 meters]/100 grams): #13 Steele Shadow (2 skeins)
Needles: US size 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular, US size 7 (4.5mm) set of 4 DPNs
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle
Use 2 strands of yarn held together throughout project.
With circular needle and 2 strands of yarn held tog, CO 80 (84, 88) sts.
Join without twisting, placing marker between first and last st.
Ribbing Rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work 7 more rnds.
Mistake Rib Stitch
Rnd 1: *K1, p3; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: K2, *p1, k3; rep from * to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Rep Rnds 1-2 until hat meas 8 (8.5, 9)”.
Change to DPNs.
Rnd 1: *Ssk, p2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (40 (42, 44) sts)
Rnds 2-3: *K1 p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 4: *Ssk; rep from * to end of rnd. (20 (21, 22) sts)
Rnd 5: Knit.
Rnd 6: K0 (1, 0), *k2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (10 (11, 11) sts)
Rnd 7: K0 (1, 1), *k2tog; rep from * 5 times. (5 (6, 6) sts)
Cut yarn and draw through rem sts twice.
Take yarn to WS and weave in end.
No blocking needed.