Alkira Hat by Ambah O'Brien
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Alkira Hat

Knitting
January 2014
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette in the round with colorwork - blocked.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
210 - 341 yards (192 - 312 m)
S/M: 20-21.5"/50.5-54.5cm [M/L: 21.5-22.5"/54.5-57cm]
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Keep your top end cozy with this fun geometric patterned hat. Choose bright colors to stand out in the crowd, or muted tones for a neutral go-with-anything version.

Worked in the round, the stranded colorwork is straightforward with both written and charted directions included.

Team it up with the Alkira cowl and you’ll be all set.

Alkira is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning very nice.

Instructions are given for Adult sizes S/M and M/L; size variations can also be achieved by changing yarn weight and/or gauge.

Skills used: Working in the round, Stranded colorwork - instructions included for carrying floats, simple decreases and increases.

SIZES:
S/M: 20-21.5”/50.5-54.5cm
M/L: 21.5-22.5”/54.5-57cm

MATERIALS:
Yarn:
Quince & Co, Chickadee, 100% American wool, 5ply/sport weight, 181 yards/166 meters.
Main Color (MC): Storm, 181 yards/166 meters.
Contrast Colors (CC): 40 yds/37m each of Belize (CC1), Frost (CC2), Kulmien’s Gull (CC3) and Chanterelle (CC4).

Needle:
3.25mm/US3 DPNs or circulars to work in the round, or as required to obtain gauge.

Notions: 10 11 stitch markers

Gauge:
28sts & 36 rows = 4”/10cm in stockinette in the round with colorwork - blocked.
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