Heads-Up Hats by Leigh Radford
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Heads-Up Hats

January 2005
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 54 rows = 4 inches
in slip-stitch pattern.
US 5 - 3.75 mm
324 - 540 yards (296 - 494 m)
19¼" (49 cm) circumference. To fit an adult.
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $4.55.

Pattern description from Interweave Knits, Spring 2005: “Leigh Radford capitalizes on color and texture in these super-simple caps. The sides are worked back and forth in rows of bright slip-stitch patterns that appear more complicated than they are. In fact, slip stitches are an easy way to create lively color work with little effort - you work with only one strand of yarn at a time. The solid-color crowns, worked in the round, feature five-star shaping for a close and comfortable fit.”

Finished Size: 19¼“ (49 cm) circumference. To fit an adult.

Yarn: Tahki Cotton Classic (100% mercerized cotton; 108 yd 100 m/50 g). Hat A (cinnamon crown): #3818 blue, #3411 tomato, and #3407 cinnamon, 1 skein each. Hat B (gold crown): #3818 blue, #3411 tomato, #3407 cinnamon, #3795 gray, and #3568 gold, 1 skein each.

Needles: Size 5 (3.75 mm): straight and set of 4 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Marker (m); tapestry needle.

Additional Gauge: 26 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette stitch.

Note: The slip-stitch pattern causes the rows to contract vertically, so there are more rows per inch than you might expect from the stitches-per-inch gauge.