Style, warmth and class combine in the Heartwood hat. It's a surprisingly quick color work project with a subtle masculine edge.

The knitted-in hem and scroll color work pattern make it extra warm, while using a woolen spun yarn like Brooklyn Tweed Shelter keeps it lightweight.  Heartwood is knit from the bottom up, with full fashion decreases to create a square-shaped top. It's also a great way to use up remainders of yarn.

Find a tutorial for the knitted-in hem here.

This pattern is from Woodsmoke & Ash: Knits for Men.

Finished Measurements
Brim Circumference: 21.25 in/54 cm

Worsted weight yarn in three colors:
MC: 100 yd/92 m
CC1: 60 yd/55 m
CC2: 50 yd/46 m

Shown in Brooklyn Tweed Shelter (100% American Wool, 140 yd/128 m per 50g skein)
Main Color: #04 Nest 1 skein
Contrast Color 1: #24 Soot 1 skein
Contrast Color 2: #27 Woodsmoke 1 skein

21 sts/36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in Stockinette with smaller needle
21 sts/26 rows = 4 in/10 cm in color work Stockinette stitch with larger needle

Needles & Notions
* Needle Sizes are recommendations only. Always use needle size necessary to obtain gauge.
2 US #4/3.5 mm 16 in circular needles
US #6/4 mm 16 in circular needle
US #4/3.5 mm double pointed needles, 32 in or longer circular needle for magic loop method, or 2 circular needles; use your preferred small-circumference circular knitting method
size F/3.75 mm crochet hook

provisional cast on, knitting in a hem, color work in the round, shaping using decreases

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