Ariete Ram's Head Hat by Angela Hahn
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Ariete Ram's Head Hat

Knitting
February 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 - 350 yards (165 - 320 m)
14 (16 3/4, 19 1/2, 22 1/4)"/35.5 (42.5, 49.5, 56.5) cm circumference
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I created this design in honor of the Chinese zodiac Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat; the Chinese word “yang” can mean any of these animals, which is why they are used interchangeably. The stranded border is a repeat of a ram’s head motif. Shown as a slouchy beanie, all sizes except the smallest can also be worked with a shorter crown for a more fitted look. This hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, and is shown with an optional pompom.

Difficulty: Intermediate: Skills include working in the round, reading a chart, and stranded knitting.

Finished Size
14 (16¾, 19½, 221/4)”/35.5 (42.5, 49.5, 56.5) cm circumference, to fit babies, toddlers/children, teens/small adults, and large adults. Recommend measuring wearer’s head for best fit; most wearers prefer hats with 1-2” of negative ease. Height of hat is approximately 6 (7½, 8½ , 9¾)”/15 (19, 22, 24.5) cm.
Shown in size 221/4”/56.5cm with zero ease.

Yarn:** Light worsted weight (#3 Light) yarn. Main Color (MC): 140 (180, 220, 270) yd/125 (165, 200, 245) m. Contrast Color (CC): About 30% of MC yardage. Yardages include pompom.

If using a variegated yarn for MC and/or CC, ALL colors within one yarn(s) should be lighter or darker than ALL colors in other yarn, or design will not display properly.

Shown in (MC) Cascade Yarns Superwash 220, 100% superwash wool, 220 yds (201 m)/100 g skein, #862 walnut heather, 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins; (CC) Madelinetosh Tosh DK, 100% superwash merino wool, 225 yds (206 m)/100 g skein, color Whiskers, 1 skein for all sizes.