A Hat for Dana by Mary Annarella
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A Hat for Dana

Knitting
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Right Twist Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
21.6” unstretched circumference; ribbing is 16.3” in unstretched circumference, Depth of hat is approx. 9” from the folded ribbing to crown.
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The Details
A Hat For Dana is worked in the round from the bottom-up, beginning with the folded ribbing in Twisted Rib. The body of the hat is worked in a stretchy, Twisted Cable Rib pattern, and decreased in pattern to the crown.

The cable pattern itself is remarkably stretchy, and the one size is worn by both models in the photos. the hat measures 21.6” in unstretched circumference; ribbing is 16.3” in unstretched circumference, and the depth of hat is approx. 9” from the folded ribbing to crown.

The Story
This pattern is part of Lyrical Knits’ Quabbin Series that is intended to honor the four central Massachusetts towns that were disincorporated to make way for the Quabbin reservoir in the 1930s. The design is dedicated to the town of Dana which specialized in millinery (hat making) especially that of woven palm leaf hats