Adirondack Hat - My Mountain Design contest submission

Recently, I opened a Vogue Knitting email to read about the My Mountain design contest and they were giving away balls of Schachenmayr yarn. Giving it away and all I had to do was ask? I clicked on the email link and had a design forming in my head before I was even aware of conscious thought. The pattern below was my submission.  I hadn't previously tried the yarn but I am a huge fan of it now. If you haven't tried it - you need to. It's soft and bulky and warm and just everything you would want for a winter hat. Visit the Schachenmayr web site for yarn information and free patterns! (

Adirondack Hat/Cowl

2 skeins Schachenmayr Boston Style
Size 8 circular needle (16")
Size 7 DPN

K = knit
P = purl
K2T = knit 2 together
YO = yarn over
PM = place marker

Cast on 56 stitches using the long tail method.

Set up row: PM; join and knit each stitch around, being careful not to twist row.

Row 1:  *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2:  K all stitches.

Repeat rows until piece measures 8", ending with Row 1 of pattern.

Next row: *K2T, yo, K4. Repeat from * to last 6 stitches. K6.
Next row:  K all stitches.
Next 2 rows: repeat Rows 1 and 2.
Bind off loosely.

Using the double point needles knit a 3 stitch I-cord 22" in length. Lace through openings at top of hat/cowl. Make pom-poms or tassels for the each end of the cord.

To wear as a cowl, simply slip it over your head. As a hat, pull the cord tight and tie it up.

© 2013 E. Stilson-Ouderkirk