#152 2016 Holiday Hat by Leslie Scanlon

#152 2016 Holiday Hat

December 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 18 rows = 2 inches
in Stockinette stitch, using larger needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
142 - 400 yards (130 - 366 m)
18 (19, 20, 21)" circumference
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This simple pattern can cover a family of heads, any age and many styles. The 3 samples shown were knit with cashmere and a Yak merino blend. Both yarns are so soft, lightweight and warm. Any yarn that works up at 61⁄2 stitches to the inch will work well. By playing with the rib length, rolled edge, and finished length, your possibilities are endless. Add a pompom of wool or fur. After knitting quite a few hats and measuring them on family and friends, my final calculations for the most perfectly balanced sag is a total length of 11”.