"Triton" a unisex hat

collage triton 7a
This is the newest hat design. I was not goign to tackle it until the new year, but it was there to be knit. There is another one on the burner, but that one will wait until I am done with a cardigan and a scarf I am working on.

collage triton 7a

Triton is a unisex hat. Triton is a mythological Greek god, the messenger of the sea. He is the son of Poseidon and Amphitrite, god and goddess of the sea respectively, and is herald for his father. He is represented as a merman, having the upper body of a human and the tail of a fish, "sea-hued", according to Ovid "his shoulders barnacled with sea-shells".

Like his father, Poseidon, he carried a trident. However, Triton's special attribute was a twisted conch shell, on which he blew like a trumpet to calm or raise the waves. Its sound was such a cacophony, that when loudly blown, it put the giants to flight, who imagined it to be the roar of a dark wild beast.

This hat has versatility, plenty of waves, cables and twisted stitches. It may be made many shapes and head sizes. I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.


Yarn: Pictured above Wollmeisse Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, or any Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams . You will need about 150 yards to 300 yards of a fingering weight yarn.

( Main Picture Hat at 126 sts 50 grams or 175 yds), stretching to 24 inches at ribbing with 8 inches from the crown to the cast on edge, blocked and stretched.

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauige: 2" = 12 sts and 17 Rows in stockinette stitch (adjust needle size to get desired gauge)
Stitch Markers and a darning needle.

Finished dimensions before blocking: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) “, if you get gauge. Your hat will stretch quite a lot, so keep in mind how you are blocking your hat. If you wash the hat and lay it flat it won’t stretch as much as using a dinner plate to block the hat.


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