Dancing Fireflies Hat by Ágnes Kutas-Keresztes
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Dancing Fireflies Hat

Knitting
February 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
142 yards (130 m)
One Size, to fit head circumference* 52 – 57 cm 20½ - 22½ inches
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Fireflies dancing around, hidden from sight, twisting intricate cables in their rhythm, driven to warm the wearer … secretly celebrating with their dance, onwards to warm another, dancing in the rhythm of the clinks of our needles and the motion of our hands, as we compose their melody.

Dancing Fireflies Hat is worked in the round, from the bottom up to the crown. Charted and written instructions. US and metric measurements.

The coordinating Dancing Fireflies Cowl has a similar pattern, but in this pattern, the yarn-overs are closed, or minimized, to add warmth.

Yarn
Malabrigo Worsted
100% merino wool
192 meters (210 yards) / 100 g
Shown in: #MM102 Sealing Wax

Hat requires approximately 130 meters (142 yards) of yarn

Needle
4.5 mm (US 7) double-pointed needles
5 mm (US 8) double-pointed needles
Or adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge

Notions
stitch markers (optional)

One Size, to fit head circumference
52 – 57 cm
20½ - 22½ inches

Hat circumference:
48 cm
19 inches

Hat height:
27 cm
10¾ inches

The fit of this hat is intended to be slouchy, but alternately, you can omit one repeat of the body pattern for a non-slouchy beanie. This will reduce the finished height by approximately 6 cm / 2¼ inches.

Gauge
17.5 stitches / 24 rows = 10 cm (4 inches) in pattern