Type: Knitting Pattern PDF Download

Pattern #1 from Knit Pickin’ Hats 2016.

*Banza – one of the several early names for the banjo. Other include banjar, bangie, bangoe, and banshaw.

Banza is written in two sizes. The smaller size will fit most older teens and adult women. The larger size is appropriate for a mens 24” head. Because the ribbing is worked in a 4×2 rib it does not hat the same elasticity as a 2×2 rib would have. Thus it does not pull in as snuggly when worn. This accounts for why the relaxed 16.5” fits a 19-22.5” head.
If the idea of a 4×2 ribbing makes you uncertain about fit, you can alter the hat and cast on 140 (160) and work in a classic 2×2 (knit 2, purl 2) ribbing for 2” and then begin the pattern with rnd 2 of the written (and charted) instruction. However, be aware that the stitch pattern will not flow from the ribbing as it does in the pattern photos.

Hat is shown in the larger size and used 78 grams of Jig DK yarn (about 180 yards).


Suggested Yarn
1 (1) skein Fiddle Knits, Jig DK
[85% merino / 15% NEP; 231 yds; 100g]; DK weight
Color: 8 Dogs, 8 Banjos (exclusive 2016 club colorway)

Finished Sizes – Adult S/M (L/XL)
16.5” (19”) relaxed forehead circumference
8” length (somewhat adjustable by knitter)

36 sts & 32 rnds = 4” in 2×2 ribbing relaxed
22 sts & 30 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch

US 5 / 3.75mm 16” circular needle and dpns
Adjust needle size to obtain correct gauge.


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