ahwanhee hat  480Ahwahnee Hat

I love this hat! It’s one of those patterns that is simple but with a strong geometric motif that really lets the wonderful yarn (in this case, YOTH Little Brother from the Raw Palette in Hazelnut and Portobella) shine.

You can choose neutrals, like I did for the sample, or go wild with your color choice! Check out YOTH’s Juicy Palette for luscious warm colors, or their Fresh Palette for soft cool colors.

The Ahwahnee hat is worked from the brim up, with a [k1, p1] folded brim, the two-color stranded motif, then the crown decreases. It’s your choice to top it with a pom pom or not!

New to Fair Isle or stranding? This is a great pattern with which to get your feet wet, with nice short floats and only two colors.

Psst – you can make two hats with the two skeins of yarn.

From Wikipedia: The Ahwahnee Hotel is a grand hotel in Yosemite National Park, California, on the floor of Yosemite Valley, constructed from steel, stone, concrete, wood and glass, which opened in 1927. It is a premiere example of National Park Service rustic architecture, and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.

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S (M, L), to fit 20 (22, 24) in / 51 (56, 61) cm head circumference

Finished Measurements
Head circumference 20½ (22½, 24¼) in / 52 (57, 61.5) cm
Height including brim unfolded 9¾ (10¼, 11) in / 24.5 (26, 28) cm

YOTH Yarns Little Brother, 80% superwash merino / 10% cashmere / 10% nylon (435 yds / 397 m per 3.53oz / 100g), 1 skein each Hazelnut (MC) and Portabella (CC)

US2 / 2.75mm needles or size to obtain gauge
US 1/ 2.25mm needles or two sizes smaller than used to obtain gauge

28 sts and 36 rows = 4in / 10 cm in St st

yarn needle
(7) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round

stranded knitting
Stitch pattern is both charted and written