This unique hat, made with a moebius twist, is deceptively simple to knit. The main portion of Quincy is worked as a flat strip of garter stitch, knit back-and-forth with built-in I-cord on both sides. When this piece reaches sufficient length, the fabric is given a half-twist and the ends are then grafted together using kitchener stitch. You will now have a moebius strip from which you will pick up crown stitches. Crown shaping is worked traditionally, in the round, from this point onward to close the top.
- 1 skein Brooklyn Tweed Quarry (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 200 yards/100 grams)
- Photographed in color Obsidian
- 120 yards of chunky weight wool yarn
- 15 stitches and 28 rows (14 ridges) = 4 inches in Garter Stitch on larger needle
Size A (for main fabric)
- One pair of straight needles in size necessary to obtain pattern gauge listed
- Suggested Size: 6½ mm (US 10½)
Size B (for Crown)
- One set of double-pointed needles (DPNs)* one size smaller than Size A
- Suggested Size: 6 mm (US 10)
*32″ circular needle can be used instead of 16″ circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.
- 20½” [52 cm] circumference unstretched (to comfortably fit average adult head sizes 20–24″ [51-61cm])
- 8½” [21.5cm] at deepest point
Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
- Provisional Cast On: Crochet Chain Method