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Lion in Winter Hat

Knitting
February 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded color work, blocked
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 - 181 yards (133 - 166 m)
Small (child), Medium (adult), Large (large adult)
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I knit these “lions” into a hat years ago, then set them aside. When Peter O’Toole died, the Lions came back into my head - and one of my favorite of his films, “Lion in Winter”

Classic Elite’s Liberty Wool’s soft, special colors inspired me but any light worsted weight yarn can be used.

Finished Measurements
Finished Length: 7.5 (8, 8.5) ins
Finished Circumference: approximately 19 (20, 21) ins

Yarn:
Classic Elite Liberty Wool (100% Washable Wool; 122 yards/50g):
Periwinkle #7877 80, 85, 90 yds MC
Mallard #7814 20, 25, 30 yds CC1 **
Deep Teal #7846 15, 18, 21 yds CC2 **
Ash Grey #7875 30, 35, 40 yds CC3
OR

Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Washable Wool; 220 yards/100g):
Wisteria #1967 80, 85, 90 yds MC
Duck Egg Blue #1985 20, 25, 30 yds CC1 **
Como Blue #811 15, 18, 21 yds CC2 **
Feather Grey #875 30, 35, 40 yds CC3

** These notations indicate “small ball” amounts. Use any leftover small amounts of yarn that have the same gauge if desired.

Needles
US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs or same size as needles above
US 6 (4.25mm) 24” circular needles OR 1 size smaller than above needles

Notions

Seam Needle

Stitch Markers
Thin polar fleece liner that fits inside cap without bunching (OPTIONAL)

Gauge
Hat: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” / 10cm in stranded St st in the round, blocked.