A Pair of Jacob Hats Spinning Knitting Pattern Download
A fresh fleece, with lovely variations in shade and color, is much more inspiring than commercially processed Jacob wool, which is typically homogenized into an uninspiring medium shade of gray. Since Jacob fleeces are small, it’s not at all hard to prepare and spin a Jacob fleece, and the size guarantees that it’s not a lifetime project.
Materials for Wedges Hat:
Fiber 4½ oz of Jacob wool, divided equally between three colors, plus a little more of one color for the edging.
Yarn 2-ply; about DK weight.
Needles U.S. size 6 (4 mm): 16" circular (cir). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge 19 sts and 40 rows = 4" in garter st.
Notions Marker (m); stitch holder; waste yarn for provisional CO; spare needle in same size or smaller than main needle; tapestry needle.
Finished Size 20½" circumference and 9¼" tall.
Materials for Columns Hat:
Fiber 3½ oz of Jacob wool.
Yarn 2-ply; about fingering weight.
Needles U.S. size 6 (4 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Gauge 22 sts and 33 rnds = 4" in St st.
Notions Markers (m); tapestry needle.
Finished Size 22½" circumference and 7½" tall.