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Fade

Knitting
September 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch with yarn held double on largest needle
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
300 yards (274 m)
To fit average adult head sizes (20"-24")
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MATERIALS
Three colors of fingering weight wool yarn in varying amounts
1 skein of Brooklyn Tweed Loft in each of three colors (100% American Targhee-Columbia Wool; 275 yards/50g)

You will need the following amounts for each color:
Color 1: Approximately 77 yards
Color 2: Approximately 25 yards
Color 3: Approximately 195 yards

Note: With three shades of Loft yarn, you can knit the hat twice – reversing your gradient’s direction on your second sample – and still have three-quarters of a skein leftover in Color 2 for another project.

Sample 1 (browns) uses colors Fossil (Color 1), Woodsmoke (Color 2) and Barn Owl (Color 3); Sample 2 (darks) uses colors Artifact (Color 1), Meteorite (Color 2) and Pumpernickel (Color 3)

GAUGE
18 stitches & 26 rows = 4” in circular stockinette stitch and yarn held double with Gauge Needle; measurement taken from relaxed fabric after blocking

NEEDLES
Needle A (Gauge Needle): One 16” circular and one set of DPNs (or one long circular, if using the Magic Loop knitting method) in size needed to obtain gauge
Suggested Size: 4½ mm (US 7)

Needle B: One 16” circular needle two sizes smaller than Needle A
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Needle C (Used for Tubular Cast On only): One 16” circular needle one size smaller than Needle B
Suggested Size: 3½ mm (US 4)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS
18” brim circumference (unstretched), 24” circumference at widest point, 10¼” height
To fit average adult head sizes (20”-24”)

SKILL LEVEL
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