Elbert's Cap by Woolly Wormhead

Elbert's Cap

December 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch, see notes
US 5 - 3.75 mm
3.75 mm (F)
274 yards (251 m)
see notes below
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After meeting Elbert at a discussion panel in Rimini, Italy, and after seeing his yarns in person for the first time, I wanted to face the challenge this colourway presented and design a Hat that didn’t pool and was able to show the vibrant colourway to its best. Turning one part of the Hat sideways by knitting it flat solved this problem, and knitting the remainder of the Hat in the round in a vertical direction worked perfectly with the yarn, creating a striking effect.

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To fit sizes: 17.25 (18.25, 19.75, 21, 22.25) in/43.75 (46.25, 50.25, 53.25, 56.5) cm
Finished size: 15.25 (16.25, 17.5, 18.5, 19.75) in/38.75 (41.25, 44.5, 47, 50.25) cm

Shown in size 21” on a model with a 21.5” circumference head.

Chiaroscuro Dye Lab Nyad DK (100% Extrafine Superwash Merino; 274 yards (250 meters)/100 grams): color name Makati Nights, 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) balls

Size US 5 (3.75 mm): 24” circular

Size 5 (3.75 mm) crochet hook; markers; waste yarn for provisional cast on; tapestry needle

22 sts and 36 rows = 4” (10 cm) in St st after wet blocking.
22 sts and 44 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Garter st after wet blocking.