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July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
225 - 295 yards (206 - 270 m)
16 ¾ [20 ¼, 23 ½ ] in / 42 [50.5, 59] cm (approx. head circumference)
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豹 | Hyo : Japanese for (n) leopard.

A fun slouchy hat design using the ethical Wool Days Scout DK yarn in an up-to-the-minute colour combination of light grey and blush.

Construction Notes
Hat begins with a cast on to work a 2x2 rib brim. It is then worked flat in a charted Spotted Pattern and sewn up at the end. Pattern details 3 hat sizes.

We recommend working the Spotted Pattern using a combination of intarsia and stranded colourwork techniques. Use a separate bobbin or butterfly of Feature Yarn for each spot, catching the new yarn around the old to prevent a hole when changing colours, but don’t bother with separate bobbins for each section of background colour—simply float the Main Yarn across the wrong side of the work to where it is needed next.

Pattern details Spotted pattern, 2 x 2 Ribbing and Pompom instructions.
Slip markers as they are encountered.

Nominally Child (Adult Average, Adult Large)
Finished size 16 ¾ 20 ¼, 23 ½ in / 42 50.5, 59 cm (approx. head circumference)
Hat Sample shown in size “Adult Average” on 21in/ 53cm circumference head.

Main Yarn
Wool Days Scout in colour Winter’s Day 100% Merino; 104m / 50g;
2 (2, 2) skeins
150 (185, 210) yds / 135 (165, 190) m of DK/8 ply Weight yarn.

Feature Yarn
Wool Days Scout in colour Blush 100% Merino; 104m / 50g;
1 (1, 1) skein
100 (105, 115) yds / 90 (95, 105) m of DK/8 ply Weight yarn.

5 mm (US8) needles for Body of Hat (Stocking Stitch)
4.5mm (US7) needles for 2x2 Rib brim

Stitch Markers
Tapestry Needle
Cardboard (for pompom template)

19 stitches and 28 rows in 4 in / 10cm in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch on larger needles, washed and blocked flat

Skill Level
Experienced Intermediate