Lichen & Moss hat by Sue Lazenby
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Lichen & Moss hat

Knitting
December 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lichen pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
212 - 236 yards (194 - 216 m)
medium (large)
This pattern is available for £3.25 GBP buy it now

Part of the Celtic Woodland collection, inspired by textures and colours in welsh woodlands.

Also available as part of the Winter Warmers Collection.

Lichen & Moss is cosy hat with an interesting but easily remembered pattern, making the ideal quick knit for last minute gifts, as well as a useful accessory to see you through the cold months. It is worked in two sizes, which can be adjusted for length depending on the amount of slouch required. An optional pompom adds the finishing touch. It makes a perfect partnership with the Lichen & Moss cowl.

SIZES:
Medium (to fit 20” - 21.5” / 51 - 55 cm)
Large (to fit 22” - 23.5” / 56 - 60 cm)
The brim uses a slip moss stitch which is thick, yet quite stretchy and it will fit a range of sizes. A small amount of slouch is written into the pattern. If you’d like more (or less), it’s very easy to adjust the length as required.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
about 17.5” (19”) / 44.5 (48)cm circumference unstretched, 9.5” (10.5”) / 24 (26.5) cm long.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
Double Knitting yarn:
Approx. 212 (236)yd / 194 (216) m, including the optional pompom which uses about 17 yd / 16 m.
Shown in:
WalkCollection Cozy Merino DK, 1 skein.

4 mm / US #6 & 5 mm / US #8, 40cm / 16” circular needle.
5 mm / US #8 dpns, (or needles to suit other methods of working in the round).
One stitch marker.

GAUGE:
24 sts / 32 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in brim pattern with 4 mm / US #6, before blocking.
22 sts / 30 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) in lichen pattern with 5 mm / US #8, before blocking.

SKILL LEVEL:
2 of 5 (or 1 of 5 if a basic CO used)

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Alternate cable CO (another stretchy CO could be substituted), knitting in the round, twisted stitches, decreases.
The detailed instructions are both written and charted throughout, including explanation for the CO.
The pattern has been fully tested and tech edited.

I’d love to see your progress / finished hat over in the
suseknits group.

NB: New regs in the EU (as of 13 june ‘14) mean that patterns aren’t refundable after download. HOWEVER if you’re unhappy in any way with your pattern I can still offer a refund / replacement. My T&Cs are here: http://www.suelazenbydesigns.com/p/the-small-print.html