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Kuebel Hat

Knitting
March 2010
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette in wool yarn
US 8 - 5.0 mm
164 - 273 yards (150 - 250 m)
Small (Medium) 20-21 (22-23) inches
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I had this idea of a two-layer hat, where the inside would be soft and non-itchy and the outside really warm, covering the ears as well.

But I’m really bad at double knitting, so I decided to knit two hats separately. But I also hate seaming, so I knit the hats one at a time, but using the same cast-on edge. Behold the Kuebel hat was born!

The pattern features seven different simple colourwork charts to choose from.

What you’ll need:

Needles:
5mm 40 cm circular, and possibly a set of 5mm dpns for the hat crown

Yarn:
Ca. 70 grams / 95 meters (105 yards) of worsted weight yarn with a high wool contect in Main Colour
Ca. 20 grams / 30 meters (35 yards) of the same yarn in Contrasting Colour and
ca. 50 grams / 105 meters (115 yards) slightly smaller gauge worsted weight microfiber or cotton (blend) yarn.

Optional: one stitch marker

Gauge: for wool: 22 rows x 16 stitches, microfiber 23 rows x 17 stitches in stockinette across 4 inches

Skills required: provisional cast-on, working in the round, simple fair isle -type colourwork, reading simple charts, simple decreasing (k2tog).