Gloucester Hat by Irina Anikeeva
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Gloucester Hat

Knitting
October 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
170 - 200 yards (155 - 183 m)
Fits average adult head sizes 20-22''/ 51-56 cm.
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Gloucester Hat design is inspired by incredible architecture of Gloucester Cathedral and features a twisted stitch cabled pattern and a slightly slouchy fit.

Finished Measurements:
19 inches /48 cm brim circumference (unstretched).
8.5”/22 cm height from base of ribbing to top-center of crown.
Fits average adult head sizes 20-22”/51-56 cm.

Gauge:
22 sts and 30 rounds = 4” (10 cm) on size US6 (4 mm) needles in Stockinette st before blocking.
24 sts x 28 rounds = 4” (10 cm) on size US6 (4 mm) needles in cabled pattern after blocking.

Tools:
Size US 4 (3.5 mm) and size US 6 (4 mm) circular (circ) needles 16”/40 cm long, or size to obtain gauge
One set of double pointed needles (dpns) size US 6 (4 mm), or size to obtain gauge
Markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn.

Materials:
DK weight yarn (approximate amounts):
200 yards /180 m.

Difficulty:
Intermediate. Techniques: working in round, reading charts, cable knitting.

Pattern Style: (Chart, abbreviated, full) both written and charted instructions using common knitting abbreviations. Cabled pattern is charted only.

Detailed direction for the Crossed Right-Slanting Decrease can be found here: irmian.blogspot.com