Hydra by Heather Dixon


December 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Hydratooth Pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
One size fits most adult heads.
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How could I complete a collection named, “Space Invaders” without a splash of metallic? I found this wonderfully sparkly yarn and knew it would work perfectly as the “shine” element in this stylish and fun hat. Houndstooth is all over the catwalks this season and looks gorgeous as a fairisle in Hydra. The deep rib trim and pompom add to the coziness factor. Team it up with the Indus Mitts and you’re ready to show Winter who’s boss!

Finished Hatband Circumference (Relaxed): 11” / 28cm
Finished Hatband Circumference (Stretched): 22” / 56cm
Finished Height (Folded Rib): 8” / 20.5cm
Finished Height (Unfolded Rib): 10 ½” / 26.5cm

Main Colour (MC): Rowan Cashsoft DK (57% Extrafine Merino/33% Acrylic/10% Cashmere), 50g/1.76oz, 126yds/115m
2 Skeins of Black #519
Contrast Colour (CC): Rowan Shimmer (60% Cupro/40% Polyester), 25g/0.88oz, 191yds/175m
1 Skein of Titanium #093 – Note: This yarn is held double throughout.
Or yarn that knits to specified gauge.

1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle up to 16” / 40cm, (or longer if you use the Magic Loop Method).
1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle up to 16” / 40cm, (or longer if you use the Magic Loop Method).
1 set of US 5/3.75mm double pointed needles, (if you don’t use the Magic Loop Method).

22 stitches x 28 rows = 4”/10cm worked Hydratooth Pattern and US 5/3.75mm knitting needles
Or size needed to obtain gauge.