Clever Anna by Thread and Circuses

Clever Anna

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
328 - 396 yards (300 - 362 m)
adjustable as you knit
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This sassy, bouncy, spiral hat is knit flat, sideways, and on the bias and kitchener stitched together. It is totally reversible, and I recommend knitting it in long gradient yarns, pulling from either end of the same ball or using contrasting gradients. It is worked in small, 20-row sections and is therefore customizable to any size. And there are only four ends to weave in!

To knit this hat, you will need:
1 ball Kauni Wool 8/2 Effektgarn (I used approximately 300 meters/328 yards to make this hat, drawing from opposite ends so that the gradients ran into each other)
3 mm circular needles (between size 2 and 3 US)
1 stitch marker
crochet hook for provisional cast on
tapestry needle for kitchener stitch, and to weave in ends

24 stitches = 10 cm/4 inches in stockinette stitch
10 rows = 3.2 cm/1 ¼ inches in garter stitch (this is the hat band, so measure this section to fit your head)

Required Skills:
knit, purl, left- and right-leaning decreases in both knit and purl, increases (knitter’s choice), provisional cast on, kitchener stitch

Most of the required skills are written into the instructions, with the exception of provisional cast on.
Provisional Cast on tutorial:
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The sample hat was made by knitting from opposite ends of the same yarn ball so that the gradients ran into each other.