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76-Stitches Hat

Knitting
August 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
675 yards (617 m)

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Fall 2004: “Musician Wren Ross likes to incorporate knitting into her songs and performances. The music-and-dance theme of this issue of Knits inspired her to create a simple hat pattern based on the Meredith Wilson tune ‘76 Trombones.” Knitted in the round on size 9 needles, the hat will be finished before the last refrain. We provide a stripe pattern, so that you may replicate the hat in the photo - but remember that you can play with the colors. That’s Play, with a capital P, which rhymes with C, which stands for Cool.”

Finished Size: 19” (48.5 cm) circumference. To fit an adult.

Yarn: Manos del Uruguay Wool (100% wool; 135 yd 123 m/100 g): #67 loden (olive), #109 woodland (variegated), #54 brick (burgundy), #M bing cherry (wine), and #U ruse, 1 skein each. Yarn distributed by Design Source.

Needles: Size 9 (5.5 mm): 16” (40-cm) circular (cir) and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge (however, to be true to the meter of the song’s lyrics, the needle size should be one syllable).

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle