Chai by Clare Devine
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Chai

Knitting
February 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch knitted in the round, blocked
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
108 yards (99 m)
S (M, L) To fit head circumference: 45 - 50 (50 - 55, 55 - 60)cm / 18 - 20 (20 - 22, 22 - 24)in
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This hat pattern is part of The Tea Collection – a series of hats celebrating tea and knitting by Clare Devine.

You can purchase the ebook (containing eleven hats, with two bonus cowl patterns) HERE.

You are cordially invited to join us for the (virtual) Tea Party KAL, a celebration of tea, knitting and great company in the spirit of #knitsharelove. For more details pop over to the Ravelry group.

Chai

I love nothing more than to curl up with a cup of hot chai, it warms my heart and soul, making me blissfully happy. This hat captures the relaxing and comforting sense that chai tea gives me, a warm hug of softness with a touch of spice. Gorgeously warm Alpaca and a chunky cable, what’s not to love? Cleverly knitted inside out, to minimise purling this pretty hat knits up in no time. Available in three sizes.

The tea: Masala Chai is traditionally brewed with black tea leaves and a mixture of spices including green cardamom pods, cinnamom sticks, ground cloves, ginger and black peppercorns. I prefer to drink mine with the South African tea Rooibos. Check out my blog for my favourite spiced chai recipe.

Materials

Ginger’s Hand Dyed Chunky Baby (Chunky; 100% Baby Alpaca; 99m / 108 yds per 100g skein)
Shade: Bourbon and Water; 1 x 100g skein

5mm / US8 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

6.5mm / US10.5 circular needle 40cm / 16in length (or 80cm / 32in length for magic loop)

6.5mm / US10.5 set of DPNs for crown decreases, or longer circular needle for magic loop

One stitch marker
Tapestry needle
Cable needle

Gauge

14 sts and 24 rnds over 10cm / 4in of stocking stitch worked in the rnd and blocked, using 6.5mm/ US10.5 needles

15 sts and 24 rnds over 10cm / 4in of 3 x 2 rib worked in the rnd and blocked, using 6.5mm/ US10.5 needles

Sizes

S (M, L)
To fit head circumference: 45 - 50 (50 - 55, 55 - 60)cm / 18 - 20 (20 - 22, 22 - 24)in
Finished hat circumference (unstretched): 37 (45, 52) cm / 15 (18, 20.5)in
Finished length from brim to crown: 20cm / 8in