Lotus Hat by Ewelina Murach
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Lotus Hat

Knitting
November 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17.5 stitches = 4 inches
in lace stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
131 - 175 yards (120 - 160 m)
S (M, L)
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Lotus Hat is made in soft worsted weight merino wool using a simple lace pattern.
A matching cowl pattern, mentioned in the Hat pattern, will be available later this week.

Skills needed
Long tail cast on, knit, purl, decreases, increases, working in the round.

Sizes
S (M, L) Shown in size L.
To fit head up to: 51 (55, 59) cm/ 20 (21.75, 23.25) in. S is a young kids’ (3-5 years) size, M is an older kids’ (6+) and small adult size, L is a medium/large adult size.
Finished brim circumference: 40 (43.5, 47) cm/ 15.75 (17, 18.5) in.
Finished body circumference: 48 (52, 56) cm/ 19 (20.5, 22) in.
Finished length: 20 (23, 24) cm/ 8 (9, 9.5) in.

Gauge (measured after blocking)
• Lace pattern: 1 pattern repeat of 7 sts and 8 rows is 4 cm/ 1.6 in wide and 2.5 cm/ 1 in high, with larger needle(s)
• Rib pattern: 21 sts = 10 cm/ 4 in, with smaller needle(s)

Materials
Yarn:
120 (140, 160) m/ 132 (154, 176) yds of worsted weight yarn. Shown in Malabrigo Rios (100% merino super wash, 192 m/ 210 yds per 100 g, col. 120 Lotus).
Needles and notions:
• larger needle(s): 4.5 mm (US #7) or size needed for gauge, 40 cm/ 16 in long circular and DPNs, or long circular for magic loop
• smaller needle(s): 40 cm/ 16 in long circular or DPNs, or long circular for magic loop, 3 sizes smaller than larger needle(s), for ribbing
• yarn needle
• 1 stitch marker

Take time to make a gauge swatch. Adjust needle size, if necessary.