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Oak Creek

Knitting
April 2014
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
270 - 300 yards (247 - 274 m)
One Size

This hat continues the theme of snaking, stream-like cables and rock-like stitch patterns.

It also allows the lovely texture of the yarn itself to shine with the simple stockinette main body of the hat.

Pattern Notes
If you prefer, you can do a regular cast on and simply sew the beginning and end of the band together.

The brim is worked flat, then the ends are grafted or sewn together. Stitches for the main body of the hat are picked up around the brim.

Finished Measurements
Brim circumference: 20in / 51cm
Height including brim: 9½in / 24cm

Yarn
Bijou Basin Ranch Bijou Bliss, 50% Yak / 50% Cormo, (150 yds per 56g), 1 skein, shown in Natural Brown.

Needles
US5 / 3.75mm needles or size to obtain gauge
(2) US3 / 3.25mm dpns for I cord

Gauge
24 sts and 32 rnds = 4in/ 10cm in St st using US5 / 3.75mm needles.
Brim repeat: 2¼ (5.5cm) wide by 21/2in (6.5cm) long

Notions
(7) stitch markers, one unique for beginning of round; yarn needle

Skills
knitting in the round, provisional cast on & grafting (or) normal cast on / bind off & seaming, reading charts, simple lace, cabling, I-cord