Knit your first hat with Alexa and Emily! Barley is the fourth pattern in the Simple Collection, our free learn-to-knit series.
Prefer to start with a cowl? Try Oats, a simple and snuggly neckwarmer.
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Tutorials ::: Let's Knit a Hat, knitting in the round using circular needles and DPNs,
|sizing||Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L)
Fits 16 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 22, 23)" head
|materials||70 (80, 90, 110, 150, 170) yds worsted / aran wt yarn (Baby, Child, Adult S, and Adult M samples shown in Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in 'twig', 'winter wheat', 'thoreau' and 'badlands')
|gauge||18 sts and 22 rows / 4" in stockinette stitch
14 sts and 28 rows / 4" in garter stitch
(don't worry about gauge if this is your first knitting project)
|suggested needles||US #6 / 4mm 16" circular needle,
US #8 / 5mm 16" circular and double pointed needles (or as req'd to meet gauge)
|notes||The barley hat is knit in the round from brim to crown. For a slouchier hat, knit an extra inch before decreasing (the child and adult L are knit this way).|