When Brooklyn Tweed’s new chunky yarn Quarry arrived, Laura took a skein home to swatch. She came back with a hat we’ve named Abra.
Abra uses seed stitch for a warm, lightweight, and textural piece. You only need 1 skein of Quarry and the pattern is free below. It’s the perfect way to try this fabulous new yarn!
One size; to fit 20-23 inch head.
Brooklyn Tweed Quarry [100% American wool; 200 yds / 100g]: 1 skein, shown in flint.
US10 16-inch circular and double pointed needles.
3.25 sts = 1 inch in seed stitch
CO 64 sts; place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist.
Work K1, P1 ribbing for 2 inches.
Round 1: M1 *p1, k1, rep from * to end of round. (65 sts.)
Round 2: *P1, K1 rep from * to end of round.
Round 3: *K1, P1 rep from * to end of round.
Repeat rounds 2 & 3 until hat measures 8 inches from cast on edge.
Switch to double pointed needles on next round.
Decrease round 1: *Work 2 sts in pattern, k2tog rep from * to end of round, K1. (49 sts)
Decrease round 2: *Work 1 st in pattern, k2tog rep from * to end of round, K1. (33 sts)
Decrease rounds 3, 4, 5: *K2tog rep from* to last st, k1. (5 sts)
Break yarn and use a tapestry needle to draw through remaining stitches.
Bring yarn to the inside of the hat and pull tight. Weave in ends.