Hihiko Hat by Francoise Danoy
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Hihiko Hat

August 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Lace Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
170 - 181 yards (155 - 166 m)
Length: 9", Circumference 21"
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The Hihiko Hat (Maori for speed, swiftness) like its namesake, is a quick and breezy hat that can be knit in a day or two! The sister pattern to the Huatau Hat, this beanie can be knit up in just one skein of Quince & Co’s. Chickadee yarn. The hat features an intricate Japanese lace paneling that shapes into a star formation at the crown.

Needle: US size 5 (3.5mm) and size 7 (4.0mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle and size 7 (4.0mm) DPNs or size to obtain gauge.
Yarns Used: Quince and Co. Chickadee (Sport/5 ply; 100% Wool; 181 yards/50 grams). 1 skein used in the color way Delft.
Yardage: 170-181 yards.
Gauge: 21 sts (one lace repeat) over 3.5”/9cm or 24 sts and 38 rows over 4”/10cm in lace pattern.
Other Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Final Measurements (after blocking): 9 inches from CO edge, circumference 21 inches.
Special Techniques/Stitches: YO increases, basic decreases (k2tog, ssk). Written and charted instructions for the lace are included.
Number of pages: 5
Languages: English only.

I have also made a special video tutorial presenting three methods on how to block a hat, featuring Hihiko. You can view it here.

Special thanks to KnitFitch for test knitting and editing the pattern.