Alden by Kyle Kunnecke


January 2013
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in pattern (worked in the round)
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
2.75 mm (C)
300 - 325 yards (274 - 297 m)
Adult Large [21″ (53.34 cm) circumference]
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Inspired by geometric designs found in vintage quilt patterns, Alden uses stranded knitting and alternating color changes to create a vibrant, graphic hat. Change up the colors to create a bold, patriotic, or conservative version of this unisex design.

This pattern requires intermediate knitting knowledge including: provisional cast-on, working in the round, reading charts, simple stranded color work and decreasing, on circular and double point needles.

Finished Size
21″ (53.34 cm) circumference

Knit Picks Palette
100% Peruvian Highland Wool
Approx. 70yd / 77m of:
Color A: Camel Heather 24201

Approx. 40yd / 44m of:
Color B: Salsa Heather 24003
Color C: Ash 23731
Color D: Silver 0528
Color E: Brass Heather 25542
Color F: Bison 24562
Color G: Oyster Heather 24559

Note: One skein of each of these colors will be more than enough to make a couple hats

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