Chrysler Hat by Armenuhi Khachatryan

Chrysler Hat

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern stitch after blocking
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
140 - 212 yards (128 - 194 m)
Baby [Toddler, Child, Adult]
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This hat was inspired by my favorite building in New York City, the Chrysler building! I have always admired its art deco architecture and how it stands out among all the other skyscrapers in the Manhattan skyline.
A combination of plain stockinette stitch, purl stitch, increases and decreases are used in this pattern, chosen for their resemblance to the “dome” of the Chrysler building. The sequence of this stitch pattern is easy to memorize, resulting in a meditative and engaging knit!

Needle: Size 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles or DPNs for the ribbing. Size 3.75mm/US 5 circular needles or DPNs for the body of the hat.
Yarns used: Hand dyed sport weight 5 ply (12 wpi), 100% wool.
Yardage: Approx 140 (164, 188, 212) yards / 130 (150, 170, 195) meters
Gauge: 22 sts/38 rows = 4 inches square in pattern stitch using 3.75mm/US 5 needles, after blocking.
Other Notions: Stitch markers and tapestry needle for weaving in the ends.

Knit & purl
Cast on & bind off
Decreasing (ssk and k2tog used in this pattern)
Yarn overs
Working in the round on circular needles (magic loop if using longer needles)

Sizes & measurements: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult)

NOTE: This pattern has been professionally tech edited and tested.