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Helical Hat

Knitting
December 2009
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch in the round
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
160 - 200 yards (146 - 183 m)
S/M (M/L), 19 (21)"

Stripes in the round often require care to avoid a jog. In these hats the stripes travel helically around the hat with no need to worry. You begin a stripe in each of 4 locations on the first round and spiral round and round through the hat to bind-off.

Easily begun on a 16” circular, you will transfer the stitches to double-pointed needles for the decreases, working double decreases in the center of each needle for clean and uncomplicated stitching. ENJOY!