a cute smocked hat and cowl

Gather was designed for Knit City 2013 - organized by Knit Social, a company that brings people together through knitting. This hat uses smocking to gather stitches together, creating a richly textured fabric.

Check out our smocking stitch tutorial to learn this beautiful technique!

The gather pattern is available as an individual PDF pattern download.

Gather pattern $5 USD

Bounce Blanket by Tin Can Knits
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sizing hat: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L)
Fits 16 (17.5, 19, 20.5, 22, 23)" head
cowl: Child (Adult Short, Adult Long)
6 (10, 10)" tall by 19 (23, 48)" around
materials DK or Worsted weight yarn
For hat: 70 (80, 90, 110, 150, 170) yds
For cowl: 90 (225, 450) yds
(samples shown in Katikloo Organic Merino DK in 'metal', 'leaf' and 'Knit City 2013')
gauge 20 sts / 30 rounds per 4 inches in stockinette
27 sts/ 42 rounds per 4 inches in smocking stitch (gauge using larger needles)
suggested needles For hat: US #4 / 3.5 mm 16" circular needle,
US #6 / 4 mm 16" circular and DPNs
(or as req'd to meet gauge)
For cowl: US #6 / 4 mm 16 (16, 32)" circular needle
notes The gather hat is knit in the round from brim to crown. The cowl is knit in the round from lower to upper edge. Check out the smocking stitch tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
on Ravelry

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Gather Hat by TIn Can Knits

Gather Cowl by TIn Can Knits

Gather Hat by TIn Can Knits

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Gather Hat by TIn Can Knits

Gather Hat by TIn Can Knits