Annika by Laura Ricketts
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January 2015
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Annika color pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 - 292 yards (183 - 267 m)
19, 20, 21 inch [48(51, 53) cm] head circumference with 1 in negative ease
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Annika was designed to highlight a specialty yarn – a yarn that is highly variegated, handspun, or an art yarn that the knitter may have in smaller quantity. With Annika, the majority of hat is taken up with ivory yarn, a neutral “quiet space” where one’s eyes can rest. This provides a back drop upon which the Colinette’s colors can sparkle.

This hat used 38g or 48m of a fun, highly colored
Colinette yarn Hullaboo. The garter stitch design adds textural interest. The result is a simple, but stunning, slightly slouchy hat, which uses a yarn to its full potential – and yours. Please note: this weight and length may vary according to the yarn used, the manner in which it was spun, the knitter who is knitting it, and how she is currently feeling!

Finished Size: to fit woman’s head size 19, 20, 21 inches 48 (51, 53) cm, with approximately one inch negative ease

Plymouth Yarn Company Galway (100% Wool – Worsted Weight; 210 yds 192 m / 3.5 oz. 100g); in 0001 Natural (MC)
Colinette Hullabaloo (66% pure wool / 33% Welsh black wool; 82 yds 75 m / 1.75 oz 50g); one ball in Paint Box #152 (CC)

US 5 / 3.75 mm 16” circular needle;
US 7 / 4.5 mm 16” circular needle;
US 7 / 4.5 mm double pointed needles, or sizes
required to get gauge

Notions: stitch markers and tapestry needle
Gauge: 18 sts x 32 rows = 4 inches