Going for Gold Hat by Dani Gherardi

Going for Gold Hat

July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch, lay down flat, unblocked.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
197 - 241 yards (180 - 220 m)
Small - Medium - Large
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Be the best of the best with this little hat inspired by the Summer Olympic games. Some personality traits and habits associated with success in the Olympic games, like hard work, optimism, motivation, and perfectionism, can also perfectly describe an avid knitter. Get your gold hat and let’s cheer for the great athletes of 2016!

This pattern features slipped stitches, cables and texture and it’s designed specially to make any hand painted yarn shine. The hat is worked from the bottom-up in the round, and it can be knitted using double pointed or circular needles.

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Aug 5-21.

Cluster Stitch photo-tutorial

The pattern is offered with written instructions and charts. Note that to be able to use the charts, you need to follow a small set of written instructions too.

Length: small 19 cm/7½”; medium 20 cm/8”; large 22 cm/8½”
Circumference unstretched: small 41 cm/16”; medium 46 cm/18”; large 56 cm/22”
Circumference stretched: small 51 cm/20”; medium 56 cm/22”; large 61 cm/24”

Approximately 180 meters/196 yards (for small size); 200 meters/218 yards (for medium size); 220 meters/240 yards (for large size); of DK weight yarn.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate.
Shown here: Malabrigo Rastita (100% Merino; 283 meters/309 yards; 100g); 1 (1, 1) skein. Sample knitted in color 31 - “Mostaza”

Sizes US 5 - 3.75 mm and US 7 - 4.5 mm: set of double pointed needless or a pair of circular needles or a long circular needle (for magic loop)

US 7 - 4.5 mm: 21 sts and 26 rows = 4”/10cm in Stockinette stitch, lay down flat, unblocked.
To save time and to ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.
Adjust needle size as necessary to achieve the specific gauge.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle and cable needle (or one DPN)

This pattern was tested by some amazing knitters: AsAlexi, chookiegirl, Clotho30, DoZach, dpeach, JChan8, JoannaB, klopez4455, Namida, StacyAce, ZKbird. Thank you again!