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Followill is a slouchy textured lace hat designed to show off gorgeous hand dyed yarns. Ever since I designed my Followill shawl, I knew that I wanted to use the stitches for a hat and am so happy with how it turned out.
I have included notes on how to knit from a shorter skein of yarn also.
Approximately 150 yards of heavy worsted/aran weight yarn total
The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran 65% merino/20% silk/15% yak aran weight with 220 yards/115 grams - used approx. 136 yards/70 grams
Short Skein Version
Twisted Fiber Art Queen 100% superwash merino aran weight with 130 yards/70 grams – used approx. 123 yards/66 grams
1 US size 6 (4.0 mm), 16-inch circular
1 US size 8 (5.0 mm), 16-inch circular
1 set of US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Stitch marker for marking beginning of round
19 sts/27 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 8 needles with The Plucky Knitter Traveler Aran
19 sts/28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 8 needles with Twisted Fiber Art Queen
Finished Size of Hat
Hat has a fitted rib and slouchy body. Fits the average women’s head.
Traveler Aran Hat Unblocked: 9 1/2” across by 8” tall
Blocked: 10 1/2” across by 8 1/2” tall
Queen Hat Unblocked: 9” across by 8” tall
Blocked: 9 1/2” across by 8” tall
All measurements taken lying flat & unstretched
dpn – double pointed needles
k – knit
k2tog – knit 2 together
m1 (knit) – lift loop between stitches from back, knit into front of loop
m1 (purl) – lift loop between stitches from back, purl into front of loop
p – purl
sl – slip
s2kp2 – sl 2 together (knitwise), k1, psso
ssk – slip, slip (knitwise), knit slipped sts together
st(s) – stitch(es)
yo – yarn over