Gordon Gecko Hat by Lisa McFetridge
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Gordon Gecko Hat

December 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded stockinette stitch (blocked)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
160 - 230 yards (146 - 210 m)
infant, Child, Adult
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When my son was small, he loved a song that Bruce Springsteen did on a charity album of children’s songs. It was about chicken lips, lizard hips and alligator eyes, all ingredients in a concoction called “Mama’s Soup Surprise” He loved it so much, I designed a lizard sweater for him. All these years later, knitting for my nephew’s children, I was told that I couldn’t go wrong with Tools, Animals or Dinosaurs. I graphed out the lizard, but the lizard needed a name. A hard “G” that sounded tough…Gregory? too nice; George? no hard “G”; Gordon? Yes!!! It wasn’t until I said it together that I realized it was nearly the name of an unscrupulous financier from a famous movie. Spelled differently of course. Since my TOOL TIME HAT is a big hit with adults, Gordon comes in Infant, Child & Adult sizes….(Child pictured above)

Finished Measurements
Finished Length: 7.25 (8, 8.5) ins
Finished Circumference: 16 (19, 22) ins

Hat: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stranded St st in the round, blocked.

Yarn (Cascade 220 is used in photos)
Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220 yards/100g):
Jet - 80 (95, 110) yds MC
Aqua - 20 (25, 30) yds CC1
Citron - 40 (55, 70) yds CC2
Orange Sherbert - 20 yds

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g):
Onyx Heather - 80 (95, 110) yds MC
Wonderland Heather - 20 (25, 30) yds CC1
Green Tea Heather - 40 (55, 70) yds CC2
Orange - 20 yds

Needles (shorter needles will work best for infant and child sizes)
US 7 (4.5mm) 16 or 24 inch circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs same size as needles above
US 6 (4.25 mm) 16 or 24” circular needles OR 1 size smaller than above needles.

Seam Needle
Stitch Markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
Size G Crochet hook if making a fairy pull on top (not pictured)
Thin fleece cap, same size circumference as hat being made - OPTIONAL