Alder by Faye Kennington

Alder

Knitting
November 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette in the round on larger needle, blocked.
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 218 yards (183 - 199 m)
The finished hat is 16¾ (18¾, 20¾, 23)”/ 42.5 (47.5, 52.5, 58.5)cm around and 8¼ (9, 9¼, 9½)”/ 21 (23, 23.5, 24)cm deep. To fit with approximately 2”/5cm negative ease.
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The best days are when the leaves crunch under your boots and you can imagine the scent of pumpkin spice on the breeze. This hat is inspired by autumn, many a knitter’s favourite season.

The finished hat is 16¾ (18¾, 20¾, 23)”/ 42.5 (47.5, 52.5, 58.5)cm around and 8¼ (9, 9¼, 9½)”/ 21 (23, 23.5, 24)cm deep. To fit with approximately 2”/5cm negative ease.

Materials:
Polka Dot Sheep Whitefish Worsted, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 218y/199m; 100g/3.5 oz. ½ skein each of Whiskey Spring (MC) and Caverns (CC).

Tools:
US 7 (4.5mm) 16”/40cm circular and double pointed needles or needle size necessary to obtain gauge; US 6 (4mm) 16”/40cm circular, or size
smaller than gauge needle; stitch marker; tapestry needle, pompom maker.

Gauge:
23 sts/24 rnds over 4”/10cm in stranded stockinette in the round on larger needle, blocked.