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Lily

Knitting
January 2010
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 21 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 10½ - 6.5 mm
110 yards (101 m)
one size
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The name is gentle and unassuming and a little untraditional, just like my hat.

Instead of knitting from the top down or the bottom up, the crown is knit from side to side and stitches are picked up around the edge for the ribbed band. A simple twist stitch gives texture to the crown.
Experience with following a pattern and picking up stitches is helpful. Since it is a small project, it could be a good time to stretch your pattern reading skills. Included is a complete list of abbreviations used and a stitch glossary where there is an explanation of all of the techniques used in the pattern.
Recommended for the advanced beginner or intermediate knitter.
You create an oblong like shape for the crown by casting on a small number of stitches and then increase for several rows. Changing to a larger needle size makes the piece larger in the middle. You then decrease at the end, finishing the oblong. One end is wider than the other end giving a slightly asymmetrical look. Pick up stitches along the cast on and bind off edges and the sides and knit a band of ribbing for the bottom of the hat. A simple twist stitch, explained in the stitch glossary, creates the raised pattern on the crown.