Kakano Hat by Francoise Danoy

Kakano Hat

August 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Textured Stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 231 yards (183 - 211 m)
Final Measurements: Length 9” (23 cm) / Circumference 19-20” (48-50 cm)

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I love quick and simple projects that still have a hint of something to them that make it addictive to knit, and easy to wear and pair up with my everyday wardrobe - yes, even in the summer.

The Kakano hat features a simple and intuitive textured diamond stitch pattern that is worked throughout after a nice pronounced rib body and the crown is worked in such a way that a nice star is shaped for a nice flat top.

Needle: US size 5 (3.75mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle, US size 6 (4mm) 16” (40cm) circular needle, and US size 6 (4mm) DPNS. A long circular needle, such as a 32”, can also be used to work the magic-loop method.

Yarns Used: YOTH Yarns, Big Sister (DK / 8 ply ; 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere ; 231 yards / 100 grams). 1 skein in Mango.

Yardage: 200 - 231 yards.

Gauge: 20 sts and 28 rows = 4 in/10cm in Textured Diamond St. pattern in larger needle in the rnd. Take the time to swatch for gauge (including blocking), especially if using YOTH. YOTH is a very soft and elastic yarn, and blooms quite a bit when wet.

Other Notions: Stitch markers, darning needle

Final Measurements: Length 9” (23 cm) / Circumference 19-20” (48-50 cm)