Manning Park Hat by Grace Verhagen
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Manning Park Hat

November 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in 4x4 ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 150 yards (110 - 137 m)
Medium (short), Medium (Long), Large (short), Large (Long)
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From the pattern notes…

“This hat is my default “Man Hat.” It looks good on every guy, and the stretchy rib accommodates most head sizes. It is easily adjusted for any weight of yarn, and you can use a nice bouncy wool or a drapey alpaca and still get a pleasing result. It is ideal for showing off those unique 100g skeins of handspun that spinners always have lurking in the back of their stash, and is an easy enough project that you work on it while enjoying a movie or sharing a cup of tea with friends. Choose between the long and short sizes: the long size can be rolled up to give the hat a nice brim, and short version has a trim clean look to its length.”

This is a VERY basic pattern, VERY easily adjusted for a variety of yarns and sizes. If you would like to use a slimmer yarn that worsted, cast on an appropriate amount of stitches (in mulitples of 8, to keep the 4x4 ribbing pattern), and simply start the decrease rows whenever you want to adjust the length.

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