Icy Seas by Hunter Hammersen
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Icy Seas

Knitting
September 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches
in 1x1 twisted ribbing, blocked (gauge is fairly fluid, don't worry if you're a bit off)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
30 - 120 yards (27 - 110 m)
About 7" around and 3.25" tall at given gauge

Each of these four hats features delightfully intricate twisted stitch cables. These can look a bit intimidating, but they’re really not hard (and are well worth the effort). Plus, this is a perfect place to practice them before moving on to a larger project.

Don’t get too worked up about matching gauge exactly. If you like the fabric you’re getting, let that be your guide more than matching exact gauge. These are quite forgiving, and the size is flexible. They’ll still be cute if they’re a bit bigger or smaller!

Each hat took about 7 grams or 30 yards of yarn to make, so you can easily make all four (plus a bunch more) from one skein. They’re also a great way to use up those bits of leftover sock yarn we all have laying around! I’d pick a solid, light colored yarn to show off your stitches, but feel free to experiment!

Some of the pictures show hats with tassels, which are a great way to hang your ornaments. There’s a handy tutorial over here if you want to make some of your own!