Laika by Lars Rains

Laika

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stitch pattern (blocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
200 yards (183 m)
16.75 (18.5, 20)" / 42.5 (47, 51)cm, Height: 8.5" / 21.5cm
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This textured beanie hat looks like it could have been worn by Soviet cosmonauts under their helmets. Triangular motifs of double moss stitch bordered by yarn overs provide a sense of vertical motion, as if from a rocket ship blasting off. It is named in honor of the first female ever to orbit the Earth.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim circumference: 16.75 (18.5, 20)“ / 42.5 (47, 51)cm
Height: 8.5” / 21.5cm

MATERIALS
madelinetosh Tosh Vintage (100% superwash merino wool;
200 yds per 100g skein); color: Scarlet; 1 skein
16-inch US#7 / 4.5mm circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
1 set of US#7 / 4.5mm double-pointed needles
Stitch marker
Yarn needle

GAUGE
20 sts and 28 rows = 4” / 10cm in double moss stitch, blocked