Balamara Hat by Ambah O'Brien
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Balamara Hat

Knitting
November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
243 - 259 yards (222 - 237 m)
18 [20, 22, 24]" / 45.7 [50.8, 55.8, 60.9] cm
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The Balamara Hat is part of a design set featuring a simple stranded colour work geometric motif. Choose your favourite fingering weight colours the small amounts required for the colour work areas are the perfect use for your treasured leftovers.
Complement this pattern with the matching Balamara Mitts and Cowl. Balamara is an Australian Aboriginal word meaning Morning Star.

Choose between 5 sizes, Child to Large Adult, all with a comfy, slouchy fit.

YARN
4-ply / Fingering weight yarns Colour 1 (C1): 110 114, 118, 120 yds /101 105, 108, 110 m
Colour 2 (C2): 19 20, 21, 22 yds /17 18, 19 20 m
Colour 3 (C3): 114 118, 124, 128 yds /105 108, 114, 117 m

Samples shown in January Yarns, Merino Fingering, (100% merino, 435 yds / 398 m per 100 g skein), Blue Spruce (C1), Grapefruit (C2), and Sandcastle (C3)

NEEDLES
US 2 / 2.75mm and US 2.5 / 3mm DPNs or circular needles to work in the round, or size required to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS
4 Stitch markers, tapestry needle

GAUGE
28 sts and 40 rows = 4” / 10cm in stockinette in the round on larger needles.

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