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Man Thing

Knitting
October 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
100 - 130 yards (91 - 119 m)
man's size - to fit 23" (58.5cm) head
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When your husband calls you from work asking “Honey, make me a hat. It’s freaking cold in here!” you don’t delay, you make it, right? The correct answer to this one is “Yay! Let’s cast on for a new project and forget about all the WIPs!”. Unless the husband isn’t on his worst behavior :-)

So that’s exactly what I did. :-)

I made a hat that’s worked seamlessly in the round. It starts with 2x2 ribbing. After completing ribbing the hat is worked in simple pattern based on knit and purl stitches.

The beanie is designed to fit a biggish man’s head like my husband’s, so if you wish to make it more shallow I’d recommend starting decreases about half an inch earlier.

SIZE
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
To fit size: 58.5 cm / 23”.
Finished size: 50.75 cm / 20”.
YARN
Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (100% wool, 50g; 69m/76y): 2 skeins in colorway 04 - gray, or any other aran weight yarn.
RECOMMENDED NEEDLE SIZES
US #7/4.5 mm dpns or circular
US#8/5 mm dpns or circular or appropriate size needed to obtain gauge
NOTIONS
stitch marker,
tapestry needle.
GAUGE
After blocking:
16 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches with needle US#8/5 mm in St st worked in the round.
TO SAVE TIME AND DISSAPOINTMENT WITH THE BEANIE, CHECK YOUR GAUGE! Otherwise, you might get strange sizing.