Barley Wine Hat by Stephannie Tallent
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Barley Wine Hat

August 2016
Skeinny Dipping Polwarth DK
DK (11 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in cabled pattern in the round with larger needles
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
276 - 331 yards (252 - 303 m)
S (M, L), to fit 16–18 (18–20, 20–22) in / 40.5–45.5 (45.5–51, 51–56) cm head circumference.
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This densely cabled unisex hat will keep your head toasty warm! Wear it snugly over your ears.

Barley wine is not wine — rather, it is intensely-flavored, highly-alcoholic beer (named wine to reflect the higher alcohol content). You can age barley wines, just like you would wine. Hoppiness and sweetness can vary from craft brewer to craft brewer. Color can range from a warm clear amber to rich brown.

Barley wine is meant to be sipped and savored, not guzzled! Take your time with it, just as you’ll want to take your time with all the cables on this hat.

S (M, L), to fit 16–18 (18–20, 20–22)in / 40.5–45.5 (45.5–51, 51–56) cm head circumference.

Finished Measurements
Head circumference unstretched:
17¼ (18¾, 20½) in / 43.5 (48, 52.5) cm
Height with the 4 in / 10 cm brim unfolded:
8¾ in / 11.25 cm

Skeinny Dipping Polwarth DK, 100% Polwarth wool (335 yds / 305 m per 4 oz /115g), 1 skein (approx 276 (304, 331) yds / 252 (278, 303) m total). Shown in Size S in 99 Bottles.

US4 / 3.5mm needles or size to obtain gauge
US3 / 3.25mm needles or one size smaller than used to obtain gauge
(2) US4 / 3.5mm double pointed needles or same size as larger needles above (for I-cord top knot)

35 sts and 37 rounds = 4in / 10 cm in cabled pattern with larger needles

(1) stitch marker for beginning of round
yarn needle
cable needle

knitting in the round, cabling, reading charts, increases, decreases, I-cord