Hilgard by Jan Boyer
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Hilgard

Knitting
November 2013
Thirteen Mile Farm Bulky
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches
in color pattern
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 123 yards (91 - 112 m)
S (L)
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A hat for cold winter days, Hilgard features stranded colorwork in thick yarn, earflaps to keep your ears toasty warm, and braided ties to cinch those earflaps down on windy days. Small sections of stranded colorwork worked flat are used to integrate the pattern on the hat into the earflaps, and a crocheted edging keeps the brim from rolling.

About the Pattern
Earflaps are worked flat, then joined at the brim cast on and the rest of the project is worked in the round. The pattern is charted, with some written explanations. Detailed instructions are given for crochet edging. Stitch counts are given in italics at the end of each round whenever stitch count has changed from the previous round.

Yarn
bulky weight:
MC: 72(80) yds (66, 73 m) (approx. 60, 67 g)
CC: 48(54) yds (44, 50 m) (approx. 40, 45 g)
shown: Thirteen Mile Farm (120 yd/100g) in red (MC) and white (CC)

Needles/Notions
16” circular needle and set double pointed needles, size 10 US (6 metric)
(or size needed to get gauge)
6 mm crochet hook
stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Size
S (L)
21.5 (24)” (55, 61 cm) circumference,
6.5” (16 cm) height excluding earflaps
10” (25 cm) height including earflaps
shown in S on 22.5” (57 cm) head

Gauge
In color pattern:
15 sts x 21 rows = 4” (10 cm)

Skill Level
Intermediate. Techniques used include stranded colorwork in the round and worked flat, decreases and increases, and a crocheted brim.