The second hat in my Topography pattern collection is Silicate, a chunky-weight beanie that is designed to be reversible!
This hat is worked from the bottom up starting with a nice 1x1 ribbing that both looks great and helps the brim keep its shape. Using simple combinations of knit and purl stitches, the pattern creates a series of stacked chevrons that give Silicate great texture and visual interest. The contrasting stitch pattern changes the look of the hat depending on which way it’s worn: the “knit” side shows off a neat 4-pointed crown, and the “purl” side highlights the chevron pattern.
The stunning result is two different looks in one hat!
Silicate is a cozy and versatile unisex hat that would look great worked up in virtually every color.
1 skein of super bulky (category 6) yarn
Suggested: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick
Loops & Threads Touch of Alpaca
Size US 13 (9mm) circular or double-pointed needles
Tapestry needle for finishing
Work 10 stitches in stockinette over 10 rows
Finished swatch should measure 4.5 x 5”
Completed hat measures approximately 9 x 10”