Huacaya by Alicia Morandi


October 2012
Burgis Brook Alpacas Worsted Weight
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6.5 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
120 - 140 yards (110 - 128 m)
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The Huacaya hat (pronounced “wuh-kai-ya”,) is a feminine, slouchy hat with gently-curving lace designed to be knit with a very soft and drapey worsted weight yarn, such as an alpaca or a silk blend. It is knit from brim to crown, with twisted stitch ribbing worked on needles one size down from the main body of the hat. It is finished with wedge-shaped decreases that neatly converge for the crown.The pattern includes one size that fits an average adult woman or teen (18-22” (46-56 cm) circumference head) and it includes both written directions and charts for the main pattern repeat and crown decreases.

Many thanks to my wonderful test knitters: exiledmuse, JStockert, Snorkette, and twinmommycreation! Also thanks to my tech editor, Paula, to my lovely model, Rachel, and to Burgis Brooks Alpacas for the use of their yarn.