Merlot Chapeau by Lisa M. Barnes
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Merlot Chapeau

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with larger needles
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
440 yards (402 m)
Adult Small (circumference 19.5"/50cm), Adult Medium (21"/53cm), Adult Large (22.5"/57cm)
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A perfect traveling companion, this bell-shaped felted hat collapses to fit in your suitcase. When you reach your destination, it springs back to form. C’est magnifique!

This Adventures in Knitting pattern provides a map to learn a new technique while making your project! Each pattern provides the pattern instructions, charts, technique overview, technique “how-to,” tutorials, and “keys for success.” Print out the pattern double-sided and fold into thirds for optimal use.

In this project, you will learn how to make a provisional cast on, make a ridge stitch pattern, and how to felt your finished hat.

Materials needed:
-2 skeins (220yds/100g skein) of worsted weight wool or other feltable yarn (shown: Universal Yarn’s Deluxe Worsted, color Eggplant)
-US9/5.5mm needles (circular or double-pointed to knit in the round)
-US7/4.5mm needles (circular or double-pointed to knit in the round)
-waste yarn and crochet hook for provisional cast-on
-stitch marker
-tapestry needle

Size: Adult Small (circumference 19.5”/50cm), Adult Medium (21”/53cm), Adult Large (22.5”/57cm). Knit the size that is next size smaller than head for a snug fit.

Gauge: 17 sts/23 rows =4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch before blocking or felting.

Skills Required: How to cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, kfb, bind off.