Gleaning Helmet Hat

gleaning hat!

Gleaning is the act of taking up what is left in a field once the harvest has happened. This striped earflap hat gleans a little bit of handspun and shows it off by pairing it with a contrasting commercial yarn.

Yarn: 30(40, 45, 50, 50, 55) yd [27.4(36.5, 41, 45.7, 50) m] worsted to aran weight handspun (contrast color – cc) and 50(55, 60, 65, 70, 75) yd [45.7(50.3, 54.8, 59.4, 64, 68.5) m] worsted to aran weight commercial yarn (main color – mc). You’ll need more of mc if you plan to make ties – see ties section at end of pattern.

Needles: size 7 or 8 US [4.5-5 mm] 16 in. [40.6 cm] circular and a set of double-pointed needles in the same size, or whatever size you need to get gauge

Gauge: 5 sts/in. [2.5 cm]

Sizes: 3-6 mo.(6-18 mo., 18 mo-4 yr, adult s, m, l) or head sizes 16(18, 20, 21, 22, 23) in. [40.6(45.7, 50.8, 53.3, 55.9, 58.4) cm]

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on ravelry here. this pattern is also available with other handspun designs in the mixed knits ebook.

gleaning helmet hat closeup

2 thoughts on “Gleaning Helmet Hat

  1. Love those colors together. And it’s such a cute pattern! Sadly, every time I try an earflap hat, something goes wonky and it doesn’t quite work. Or perhaps it just doesn’t work on ME. I guess I’m not sure where the flaps are supposed to end up. Being that it’s an EARflap, I figure they should go over your ears, but then that makes the hat rather short. Am I overthinking things again? Regardless – it’s lovely!

    • hee hee. i could help you with that. i make the hat 1/2 in shorter so the earflap matters and it covers the bottom bit of the ear and some of the cheek/neck region. i think others might make them differently.

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