Medallions Hat by Annamária Ötvös

Medallions Hat

Knitting
December 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
80 - 195 yards (73 - 178 m)
XS (S: M: L: XL)
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Medallions Hat is a close-fitting beanie worked in the round and it features an interesting combination of interlocking cables and textured stitch patterns. Hat begins with an optional tubular cast on, the crown shaping is integrated into the pattern. Please note that the cable pattern is charted only.


Gauge
25 sts and 30 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Medallions Cable Pattern knit in the round with needle A after blocking
Base gauge: 18 sts and 26 rounds = 10x10 cm/4”x4” in Stockinette Stitch knit in the round with needle A after blocking
Obtaining the correct gauge is not crucial, but any differences will affect the size of the finished hat.

Sizes
XS (S: M: L: XL)
To fit average head sizes with 45-64 cm / 17¾-25 inches head circumference.

Finished Measurements
32 (40: 48: 56: 64) cm / 12½ (15¾: 19: 22: 25¼) inches circumference at widest point, 20 (21.5: 24: 25: 26.5) cm / 7¾ (8¼: 9½: 10: 10½) inches height, unstretched. The sample is a size S, shown on a 55 cm / 21½ inches head. The fabric of the hat is very stretchy, choose a smaller size for a fitted hat, or choose a larger size for a slouchier version.

Yarn
Approximately 73 (95: 124: 150: 180) m/80 (104: 135: 162: 195) y.

Sample made with The Plucky Knitter Trusty (100% merino, 229 m/250 y per skein) in colourway Hudson.

Needles
· needle A: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 4.0 mm/ US 6 (or size to obtain gauge)
· needle B: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.5 mm/ US 4 or two sizes smaller than needle A for the Ribbing
· needle C: 80 cm/32” circular needle or 40 cm/16” circular needle and double pointed needles (dpns) in size 3.0 mm/ US 2½ or two sizes smaller than needle B for the Tubular Cast On (optional)

40 cm/16” circular needles and dpns are optional if you prefer the Magic Loop Method for working small circumferences in the round.

Notions
· 1 stitch marker
· cable needle
· waste yarn for the tubular cast on (optional)

Skill level: Intermediate
Necessary skills: Knitting in the round, knitting with dpns or magic loop, working from chart, using a cable needle.