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London Calling

Knitting
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
8 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
US 15 - 10.0 mm
65 - 70 yards (59 - 64 m)
S (L)
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

As of 8/3/2013 the London Calling pattern has been reformatted and updated with larger sizing.

London calling, now don't look to us
Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing
London calling, yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile
London Calling . . .
. . . I never felt so much alive, alive, alive . . .
- The Clash

Channel your inner Clash hipster, or just stay warm with this superbulky adjustable hat. The button band is knit flat in textured linen stitch, making the most of a variegated yarn and a cozy covering for your ears. Then the hat is joined and knit in the round to the crown and closed with two buttons, for a fast finished knit that looks great in both multi- and classic colors.

Size: Small (Large), 21 (24)” finished circumference.

Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta (100% merino wool, 90 yards); 1 skein. Size S shown in Zarzamora; London Calling requires approximately 65 (70) yards of superbulky yarn.

Other Materials: US 15 40” circular needle for Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 15 straight needle to overlap band; Stitch markers (6); Yarn needle or 6.5mm crochet hook; 7/8” buttons (2); Matching sewing thread and needle.

Gauge: 8 st and 14 rows/4” in stockinette stitch; 8 st and 20 rows/4” in linen stitch.

The button band is approximately 2.5” wide, with an additional 6 (7)” of hat above it. The depth of the crown produces a beanie-style hat; for a slouchier fit, knit more rounds before beginning the crown decreases.

The last photo shows the hat worn with the reverse stockinette WS to the outside, my new favorite look!

For questions or to show off your hat, please visit my Ravelry group The Knitting Vortex.