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Fine Fella

Irish Girlie Knits Designs
We Do Not Have A Knitting Problem
Knitting
October 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 180 yards (155 - 165 m)
one size
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My great-aunt Mimi described her brother, my great-uncle Frank, as such a caring, friendly guy. They grew up during the Depression, and she says he always brought home a friend when he was on leave. When their mother would wonder how she would feed an extra, “Frankie” would say, “Ah mom. Give him mine.”

I designed the Uncle Frank socks in my great-uncle’s honor and used that cable pattern again here. I just know this hat is something he would have worn. After all, he was quite the fine fella.

Sizing Modifications: The ribbing on the hat provides a lot of stretch and accommodates most head sizes. However, if you would like to make the hat smaller or larger, it is recommended to make these modifications by working fewer (e.g., for smaller hat) or more (e.g., for larger hat) of the first row at the beginning of the pattern.

Finished measurements: 6 ¼” unstretched (9” streteched) width, 8 ¼ ” length