Circular Slope by Michael Dworjan
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Circular Slope

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 210 yards (137 - 192 m)
Stocking, Slouchy
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This hat seems at first like it’s your typical top-down hat, starting with a few stitches, increasing dramatically then staying with a fixed number, finally ending with ribbing. The difference is this hat is knit flat, at first, the increases forcing the seam into a gentle, circular spiral. It’s then knit on a bias for the last several steps and joined in the round to do the ribbing. Finally the whole thing is sewn together to create this unique hat.

Materials

1 skeins of Malabrigo Rios (worsted weight, 100% super wash merino wool; 210 yds/100 g skein) in Ivy (138) for stocking or Jupiter (49) for slouchy

1 set US size 8 (5.00mm) straight needles, or size required for gauge

1 set US size 6 (4.00mm) 16” circular needles

Yarn Needle

Stitch marker to mark beginning of round