Acres Wild Hat by KnittingPirate
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Acres Wild Hat

Knitting
October 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
28 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 280 yards (183 - 256 m)
One Size
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Acres Wild is a hat with cabled slip stitches that looks more complicated than it really is. The quilted stitch pattern breaks up pooling in variegated yarn, and continues up into the crown to form a five-pointed star.

Due to the way the stitch pattern comes together in the crown, the hat is knit over 120 stitches - use the yarn and needles you need to get the right gauge for your head! For a close-fitting beanie on my 21.5” head, I used size 4 needles with DK weight yarn for a gauge of 7 stitches to the inch in stockinette, which yielded 5.5 stitches to the inch in the unstretched pattern stitch. For a larger head or a slouchier fit, choose larger yarn or needles.

Note: all slipped stitches should be slipped purlwise, so as not to twist them.

~~~~~~~~ IMPORTANT NOTICE ~~~~~~~~
All proceeds from the sale of this pattern through 30 November 2014 were donated to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation to support childhood cancer research in memory of Rebecca Meyer. Together we raised over $200 - thank you so much!