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Kale

Knitting
November 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
110 - 210 yards (101 - 192 m)
S, M, L in both worsted and sport weight
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This hat is named after Kale, not the leafy green but one of Jupiter’s moons, pronounced KAY-lee. Kale is one of the Charites from Greek mythology and one of Zeus’s (many) daughters. Some myths also have her married to Hephaestus. This hat is reversible; I think the rib looks interesting on both sides. There is the option to do a contrasting cast on and button tab, plus two different gauges and you can go for just a ribbed brim or rib the whole thing!

This hat is worked from the bottom up in the round. The button tab is worked separately once the hat is completed and sewn on. Both written and charted instructions are included for the rib pattern and rib decrease section.

Size
Sport - S (16.5/42) [M (17.75/45), L (19/48.5)] inches/cm.
Worsted - S (16.5/42) [M (18/45.5), L (19.5/49.5)] inches/cm.
To fit head circumference: S (17/43 to 19/48.5) [M (19/48.5 to 21/53.5), L (21 +/53.5 +)] inches/cm.
Both versions shown in M, modeled on a 21 inch/53.5cm head.

Gauge
Sport - 20 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch with US 6/4mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Worsted - 17 sts and 28 rnds = 4 inches/10cm in stockinette stitch
with US 8/5mm needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Materials
Sport - Madelinetosh Tosh Sport, 100% Merino, 270 yds
MC - Charcoal, approx. 135 159, 180 yds
CC - Lai, approx. 30-40 yds all sizes
US 5/3.75mm and US 6/4mm 16 inch circular needles and/or a longer circular for magic loop or double-point needles
Worsted - Malabrigo Merino Worsted, 100% Merino, 210 yds, 100g, shown in Pearl, approx. 110 125, 140 yds
US 7/4.5mm and US 8/5mm 16 inch circular needles and/or a longer circular for magic loop or double-point needles
Both - Yarn needle
Stitch marker
2 - ½ inch or smaller buttons (optional)

Skill Level
Advanced Beginner

Thanks to my lovely tech editor Kate Vanover and my awesome test knitters!