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Kindergarten

Knitting
August 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch in stockinette stitch in the round
US 7 - 4.5 mm
130 - 170 yards (119 - 155 m)
Child-sized with guidelines for sizing up or down
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Kindergarten is all about the ABC’s and 123’s. Duplicate stitch is a fun, surprisingly easy technique used to embellish this fun hat.

Materials:
2 colors of worsted weight wool. In the example, I used Cascade 220. You’ll need about 130 yards of main color and fewer than 40 yards of the embellishing color.

16” circular needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I am a loose knitter so in the example, I used size US 6) and additional needles for small-diameter knitting (DPNs, a second circular or a long Magic Loop needle). For a tighter fit around the head, knit the brim in one size smaller needles and then go up a size for the body of the hat.

Gauge:
5.5 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch in the round.

Measurements:
Child-sized: 7” from brim to top when measured flat. See guidelines in pattern for sizing up or down.