Aspiring by Paula Henley
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March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
150 - 225 yards (137 - 206 m)
48, 50, 53, 55, 57, 60 cm
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Sizes: 48cm, 50cm, 53cm, 55cm, 57cm, 60cm.
Yarn: 8ply/Dk.

Equipment: 3.75mm and, 40cm circular needles (or size required for gauge), 1x stitch marker, darning needle for weaving in end, and a balloon for blocking Aspiring has options for knitting both a beanie and slouch version.
Errata: The 60cm size should read knit the brim to 7cm

Exploring the Mt Aspiring National Park wilderness is an unforgettable experience with its striking landforms, from soaring mountains to tranquil river flats, braided river valleys, native beech forests and lush alpine meadows that give way to the dramatic glaciated Southern Alps. At its heart is Mt Aspiring, the park’s highest mountain at 3,033m. Known in Maori as “Tititea’ or glistening peak, this area holds a special place in my heart and was the inspiration behind this design. the finished hat.
Gauge: 19st/10cm in stocking stitch in 5.00mm needles.