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Nanna

Knitting
December 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 2 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
153 yards (140 m)
XS, S, M - corresponding to toddler (1-2 years), child (10 years), adult women's M

The Syndicate Hats collection is a tribute to my knitting group, Strikkesyndikatet (The Knitting Syndicate). This one is for Nanna.

Nanna probably makes the most Danish designed garments of us all – complicated ones at that. She keeps up very well with the current trend in Danish knitwear design to hold several strands together, and loves an additional thread of mohair to give the knitted item a soft halo. This hat is inspired by this trend. First the brim is worked in the main yarn, then for the body of the hat a strand of mohair is added, giving the hat a nice fuzzy look but without obstructing the simple stitch pattern. A little bit of luxury, a fun construction and intricate simplicity, totally Nanna!
Nanna’s hat is worked from the brim up. The hat is started by working a brim sideways in garter stitch, which is grafted, then stitches are picked up along one side and the body of the hat is worked in the round.

Yarn:
MC: Madelinetosh Tosh Sport (100% Merino), Sport weight, 247 meters / 270 yards per 100g, 1 skein. Colorway: “Antique Lace”.
CC: WalkCollection KidMohair Lace (70% Mohair, 30% Silk), Lace weight, 420 meters / 459 yards per 50g, 1 skein. Colorway: “Limestone”.
Only a small amount is needed of the CC. For the sample, I used around 15g.

Needles:
3,5 mm / US 4 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop.
4 mm / US 6 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop.
optional: 4 mm / US 6 double pointed needles for crown shaping.

Other: 5(6-7-8) markers, one of them looking different for beginning of round.
Waste yarn for provisional cast on.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 20 sts & 27 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in pattern stitch, after blocking.

Size:
XS: child (around 1-2 years), to fit a head circumference of 47 cm / 18.5 inches.
S: child (around 10 years), to fit a head circumference of 53 cm / 20.75 inches.
M: women’s M, to fit a head circumference of 56 cm / 22 inches.