Designed by Aimee Alexander
My main inspiration for this pattern stemmed from the need to keep snowflakes off the lenses of my newly prescribed eyeglasses. So thanks to needing glasses, I understood the practicality of a brimmed hat and designed this lid. The sweeping main cable reminded me of a sweet line of figure 8’s on a grand day of power skiing. Hence the name Off Piste.
Instructions are charted and written for personal preference. All measurements are given in US and metric.
off piste: existing or taking place on snow that has not been compacted into tracks
YARN: 130 yd. / 130 m of Aran (heavy worsted) weight
NEEDLES: US 8 and 9 / 5 and 5.5 mm
NOTIONS: Cable needle, tapestry needle, and stitch markers.
GAUGE: 16 stitches and 22 rows to 4 in / 10 cm over stockinette stitch using larger needle
TO FIT HEAD SIZE: This hat is very stretchy and fits most adult heads.
- 21-23 in / 53 – 59 cm