Carapace by Janet Harvey
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January 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
110 - 200 yards (101 - 183 m)
6 sizes: Newborn to Large Adult; To fit 15" to 24" head
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Carapace has a patterning reminiscent of sea shells.
The hat is seamless for the wearer’s comfort.

Instructions are given for a single colour but if preferred the shells could easily be knitted in a contrast yarn, the pattern tells you how.

4 mm (US 6) needles (circular or DPNs)
3 mm (US 2.5) needles (circular or DPNs)
Stitch marker
Darning needle for weaving in loose ends

Carapace (noun): A protective, shell like covering.