“One of the earliest knitted items I have ever made was a black ribbed hat for my husband, Marcel. More than 10 years later, he still wears it – and reports that many of his friends have asked for its provenance.
This type of hat is known as a seaman’s hat; the accompanying scarf is also inspired by seamen’s scarves and is meant to function as a tidy layer to be worn under peacoats or sweaters. As it is not meant to loop around the neck as longer scarves do, it is almost as quick a knit as the hat.“ – Véronik Avery
- Approximately 340 (365, 380) yards of worsted weight weight wool yarn (for both items)
- 3 skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 140 yards/50 g)
- Photographed in color Meteorite
Note: The scarf is readily knit with 2 skeins of Shelter, but the hat pushes the limit of a single skein. If making the hat only, you will require 2 skeins.
- 19 stitches & 28 rows = 4″ in 2×2 Ribbing with Size A Needles, slightly stretched after blocking
- Size A (for Scarf and Hat): One pair of straight needles, one 16″ circular needle, and one set of 5 double pointed needles (DPN) in size needed to obtain gauge listed. Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)
- Size B (for Tubular Cast On):. One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size A needle(s). Suggested Size: 4 mm (US 6)
- Scarf: approximately 8¾” at widest part; 5½” at narrowest point; and 38″ long
- Hat: 21 (22, 22¾)” finished circumference; 7 (8¼, 8½)” total length