Kenmare Lace Hat by Irishgirlieknits

Kenmare Lace Hat

July 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
one size fits most adults
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One stop along the Ring of Kerry in Ireland is Kenmare, a coastal town that sits at the head of Kenmare Bay. Kenmare is also known for their lace tradition, and this hat features an easy-to-memorize 6-stitch lace pattern. Wouldn’t this hat be perfect to keep the chill away on a breezy stroll along the coast of Ireland?

Notes: Instructions are written for a slouchy hat that is worked in the round, with sizing modifications provided. A chart and written instructions are provided.

Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4” over st st on larger needles before blocking

Sizing Modifications: The ribbing on the trim of the hat provides a lot of stretch and accommodates most head sizes. However, if you would like to make the hat smaller or larger, it is recommended to make these modifications by working fewer (e.g., for smaller hat) or more (e.g., for larger hat) repeats of the ribbing section in multiples of 6 sts. You can also modify the slouch of the hat by making the hat longer (e.g., for more slouch) or shorter (e.g., for less slouch).Note the fiber content of the yarn used will also impact the amount of slouch of the hat (e.g., the silk content in the sample yarn used makes for a lovely drape).

Finished measurements: 8 3/4” unstretched width, 10 1/5” length