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Honeycomb Hat

Knitting
October 2010
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette
US 5 - 3.75 mm
220 yards (201 m)
Small, medium and large
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Honeycomb uses a basic traveling stitch technique to create a sophisticated and deceptively simple hat. The four-stitch honeycombs serve the same function as ribbing, and in addition, the mini-cables add a second layer of warmth over your ears. Knit in a dense or tightly-wound yarn.

Finished Size (unstretched):
Small: 18”/46 cm – fits up to 20” head.
Medium: 20”/51 cm – fits up to 22” head.
Large: 22”/56 cm – fits up to 25” head.

Materials:
Yarn:
Worsted weight. Knitpicks.com Wool of the Andes Worsted is recommended (2 skeins – 100% Peruvian Highland wool, 110 yd/50 g).
Gauge:
In stockinette: 20 sts = 4” on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
In honeycomb pattern: 24 sts = 4” on US 5 (3.75 mm) needles.
Needles:
1 set US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular needles; 1 set US 5 (3.75 mm) 6” double-pointed needles.
Notions:
Cable needle; stitch markers; tapestry needle for weaving in ends.