Finnish Midwinter Ski Hat by Outi Kater
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Finnish Midwinter Ski Hat

Knitting
December 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
36 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
456 yards (417 m)
To fit medium to large adult head 55-60cm/22-24in
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Finnish Midwinter Ski Hat is knitted in the round into a rectangular shape without any complicated shaping. The top of the hat is finished using the three-needle cast-off method.

Sizing

To fit medium to large adult head 55-60cm/22-24in.
Actual circumference at brim 54cm/22in.
This is a generously sized hat with stretchy ribbing.
The circumference of the hat can be altered by using different size of needles or hat block.

Tension

36 sts and 37 rnds = 10cm/4in using 2.75mm needles over colour-stranded pattern.
27 sts and 30 rnds = 10cm/4in using 2.75mm needles over ribbing.

Materials

Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight - 100% Real Shetland Wool (118m/25g ball)

Yarn A - Shade 1403 Red: 2 x 25g balls
Yarn B - Shade 27 Grey: 2 x 25g balls

Three 25g balls of each colour is sufficient for knitting both the hat and matching Finnish Midwinter Mittens.

The pattern includes written instructions, a chart and photographs.