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Like Dancette, Gallone features a sideways-knit garter chevron, but takes it in quite a different stylistic direction. Worked at a narrower width and placed right on the brim, this chevron provides an energetic start to a distinctly different slouch Hat. Stitches are then picked up around the brim and the crown is worked upwards in garter stitch, with just four columns of knit stitches to provide definition, before being closed in a dramatic deep envelope finish.

Five sizes are provided, with tutorials for the provisional cast-on and Kitchener stitch in garter stitch.

Available either as a single pattern or as part of the Painted Woolly Toppers collection.

222 [275, 339, 399, 472] yd/203 [252, 310, 366, 432] m
43yd/40m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
Sock/fingering/4ply weight, plied yarn

Needles & Notions
Set 2mm/UK14/US0 & 2.25mm/UK13/US1 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
2mm crochet hook
Approx. 1yd/1m waste yarn
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in The Knitting Goddess British Wool & Nylon Sock [437yd/400m per 100g; 75% Mixed British Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon]

Shown in size 21.5in/54.5cm on model with 22in/56cm circumference head

32 sts x 44 rows to 4in/10cm on 2mm needles over St.St.
32 sts x 56 rows to 4in/10cm on 2mm needles over Garter St.

To fit size: 14 [16.5, 19, 21.5, 24] in/35.5 [42, 48.25, 54.5, 61] cm
Finished size: 11.5 [13.75, 16, 18.25, 20.5] in/29.25 [35, 40.75, 46.5, 52] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, provisional cast-on, kitchener stitch (garter)

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on and Garter Stitch Kitchener


Published May 2015

PDF file size: 3.3MB

Product code: WW255KGallone

Technical editor: Heather Murray