Road Trip Hat pattern
Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Large
I owned the same car from age 16 to 32. But the time finally came to let go, so my mom and I drove my new (her old) car from Indiana to Oregon. After five days on the interstate, it’s easy to see why the swerving cables of this hat popped into my mind.
Size this pattern up or down with your yarn choice and gauge. There are sizes to fit toddlers through adult large, and the length is customizable, too, for the perfect fit.
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120-150 yards sport (for toddler size), DK (for child size), worsted (for adult small), or aran (for adult large) weight yarn
16" circular and double points in main size (noted below OR size that gets YOU gauge) and 16" circular in one size smaller (for brim):
Sport - US #4/3.5mm (or size to get gauge)
DK - US #5/3.75mm (or size to get gauge)
Worsted - US #6/4mm (or size to get gauge)
Aran - US #7/5mm (or size to get gauge)
10 stitch marker including 1 distinctive, tapestry needle
Advanced beginner (working in the round, cabling, maintaining ribbing)
After blocking, unstretched, on larger needles:
Sport - 28 stitches = 4” in st st. Approximately 42 sts = 4” in k2, p2.
DK - 24 stitches = 4” in st st. Approximately 36 sts = 4” in k2, p2.
Worsted - 22 stitches = 4” in st st. Approximately 33 sts = 4” in k2, p2.
Aran - 20 stitches = 4” in st st. Approximately 30 sts = 4” in k2, p2.
Sport (DK, Worsted, Aran) = Toddler (Child, Adult Small, Adult Large) = approximately 10 (12, 13, 14)" circumference unstretched.
To fit head circumference up to 18 (up to 20, 19-22, 21-23)”.
Approximately 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5)” tall. Height is customizable.
Measured after blocking.
2/2013 - Released
6/2021 - Updated layout. Only substantive change is renumbering rounds.