Light Street Hat by Kara McKinley
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Light Street Hat

Knitting
May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch knit flat
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
180 - 240 yards (165 - 219 m)
Small (Large) Adult
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Construction: Knit in the round from the bottom-up, Light Street is beanie featuring columns of fans and twisted stitches.

Green hat shown is small size knit with Cephalopod Yarn’s Skinny Bugga, Horseshoe Crab (80% merino, 10% nylon, 10% cashmere). Blue hat shown is large size knit with Knit Picks’ Stroll in Sapphire Heather (75% Superwash Merino, 25% nylon)

Skill level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, twisting stitches, increasing and decreasing stitches

Size: Small (Large) Adult
Circumference: 16” (20”) unstretched
Stretches to fit 21-23” (23-26”) circumferences
Length: 8” (9 ½”)

Gauge: 28 sts and 36 rows per 4” in pattern stitch knit in the round
OR 18 sts and 22 rows per 4” in stockinette stitch knit flat on larger needles

Materials:

  • US 5 (3.75 mm) 16” circular and double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 3 (3.25 mm) 16” circular or double pointed needles or needles 2 sizes smaller than gauge needle
  • 180 (240) yards of fingering weight wool or wool-blend yarn
  • Stitch Marker
  • Cable Needle
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors