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!

Design Inspiration
Take Merlot Chapeau along on all your journeys and adventures - in knitting and in life!

Design for Everyone
Adventures in Knitting patterns give you a map so you can learn a new technique while making your project! If you’re a newer knitter, you won’t be left not knowing where to turn: this pattern features fully-explained instructions and linked tutorials for all the major techniques beyond knit and purl, so even if you’ve never tried a particular technique before, I’ve got you covered!

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.

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

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.

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

Skills Required
Cast on, knit, purl, k2tog, kfb, bind off.

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A Note on Printing
The pattern is in landscape format, with both pages facing up so it can be read on a device. Print out the pattern double-sided and fold into thirds for optimal use, reversing the direction of the second page to have it face the correct way.