Euphorbia Hat by Katherine Vaughan

Euphorbia Hat

December 2012
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
100 - 108 yards (91 - 99 m)
14” / 35.5cm circumference (relaxed) by 8.5” / 21.5cm height. Hat will fit heads of circumference 16-24” / 40.5-61cm easily; adjust length if desired to fit a shorter or longer head.
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This is a bulky-weight, bottom up, seamless adult hat with eyelet-lace ridges for interest. For real interest, though, the knitter works the hat inside out and then reveals the public side at the end. This construction takes advantage of the easier k2tog and ssk over the p2tog and ssp stitches to make the interesting texture of the ribs. The name comes from a small cactus – actually a cactus lookalike named “spurge” – that I saw at Longwood Gardens while visiting my grandmother. This hat was knit that afternoon while enjoying the early spring Gardens.