FIRS hat by KK design
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FIRS hat

September 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
110 - 150 yards (101 - 137 m)
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This hat is the first installment in a matching set of hat, beret, mittens, vest and possibly jacket featuring the same fir tree stitch pattern. Instructions in Russian only!

“Firs” hat is worked in the round on circular needles with crown decreases incorporated into the stitch pattern. The rather large needle size difference between ribbing and main pattern is owed to the fact that in the ribbing, only the knit sts are worked through the back loop while the purls are worked the regular way, which gives the ribbing fabric greater horizontal stretch.

The originally cone shaped hat can be modified into a slouchy style by working more repeats height-wise before crown shaping, into a men’s version by interchanging the stitch pattern between RS and WS, into an almost beret shape by using thinner yarn and working more repeats around, or embellished by adding pompoms, tassels, feathers or other adornments for a personal touch.

The stitch pattern is charted (an English equivalent of the chart legend can be found here), crown shaping starts in Row 21.

Gauge as per pattern:
Ribbing 20 sts х 36 rows = 10 х 10 cm [4x4 in] on 2.75 mm [US2], 3 mm [US2.5], 3.25 mm [US3], 3.5 mm [US4] needles
Main (Fir) Pattern 26 sts х 26 rows = 10 х 10 cm [4x4 in] on 4.5 mm [US7], 5.0 [US8]mm.

The pictured sample was worked using a total of 80 grams [2.8 oz] of a worsted weight yarn with a yardage of 110 m [120 yds] per 50 grams [1.75 oz]. For yarn substitutions, opt for a yarn that will hold the shape of the ribbing and textured pattern, preferably in a solid colorway, since multicolors, tweeds, heavily heathered or otherwise loud yarns will overpower the delicate stitch pattern. Swatching and evaluating a washed and dried (!) swatch to pretest your yarn choice will prevent unpleasant surprises before they occur.

Описание варежек и берета будет опубликовано позднее.