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Arachnophobia Hat & Cowl

Knitting
October 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking
US 8 - 5.0 mm
134 - 350 yards (123 - 320 m)
Medium [Large] to fit head circumference approximately 20”/51 cm [22”/56 cm]. Finished circumference 18.5”/47 cm [20”/51 cm] and height at center 8”/20 cm. Measured after blocking.
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This hat-cowl combo is a part of Twisted’s 2013 Hot Holiday Knits 2013: Head & Hands collection. Check out the other collections, too: Hot Holiday Crochet, Hot Holiday Knits 2013: Neck & Shoulders, & Hot Holiday Knits 2013: Potpourri.

I know spiders are good and natural… but the only time they’re cute is on knitwear…

Yarn –
Cowl: 180 yards/165 meters worsted-weight yarn. Shown in Swans Island Natural Colors Worsted (100% organic merino wool; 250 yards/229 meters per 3.5 ounce/100 gram skein), colorway Beet Root.
Hat: 134 {160} yards/122 {146} meters worsted-weight yarn. Shown in Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 134 yards/123 meters per 1.75 ounce/50 gram skein), colorway Kumlien’s Gull.

Needles – Cowl & hat: US #8/5 mm (or size to get gauge).
Cowl: For knitting in the round (either 16” circular, or two circulars, or one long circular for magic loop, or double points).
Hat: Same options as above, plus double points for crown if using 16” circular. Notions - Tapestry needle, stitch markers, cable needle.

Skill level - Intermediate (knitting in the round, inserting correct motif round).

Size/Finished measurements –
Cowl: One size fits most. Approximately 21”/53 cm circumference and 9’’/23 cm tall with edges rolled. Measured after blocking.
Hat: Medium {Large} to fit head circumference approximately 20”/51 cm {22”/56 cm}. Finished circumference 18.5”/47 cm {20”/51 cm} and height at center 8”/20 cm. Measured after blocking.