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Catnip Hat

Knitting
January 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 240 yards (183 - 219 m)
Child/Teen/Adult To fit head circumference 46 (53.5, 60)cm/18 (21, 23 ½)”
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Catnip is a lacey drapy hat with its pattern transitioning smoothly into the crown. Lace patterns worked on their own tend to open up the fabric in a beautiful way, here cables bring the width of the repeat together a little to compensate for the airiness.

  • Size To fit head circumference 46 (53.5, 60) cm / 18 (21, 23½) in
  • Finished Measurements Finished brim circumference 40.5 (47.5, 57) cm / 16 (18¾, 21¼) in. Sample shown in middle size
  • Yarn Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts 58% Superwash Merino 42% Cultivated Silk DK (225 m / 246 yds, 100g / 3.5oz.) – 1 skein. OR Ancient Arts Fibre Crafts Mantua - 75% superwash merino / 25% Tussah silk DK (225 m / 246 yds, 100g / 3.5oz) – 1 skein. Sample shown in Russian Silver Blue.
  • Needles and Notions 4mm (US6) short circular needle 4mm (US6) set of double pointed needles 3.5mm (US5) short circular needle Stitch marker and tapestry needle
  • Gauge 24 sts/28 rnds = 10cm/4” in St st using larger needle – used as reference only Each pattern repeat = 10 sts and 12 rnds measures 5cm / 2 in wide by 6.5cm / 2½ in tall after blocking. Adjust needle size if needed to get the correct gauge