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Pacific Blues

Knitting
April 2014
Light Fingering / 3 ply ?
24 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
191 - 221 yards (175 - 202 m)
Small (Medium, Large)
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Pacific Blues is inspired by the way the waves crash along the California coast. The hat has a companion to the Pacific Ripples mitts and cousin to the Beyond The Pines shawl. All three patterns can be purchased together in the From Pines To Pacific collection.

Knit from the brim up, this hat pattern is an excellent way to use a variegated yarn. Much of the fabric is on bias, so it looks puckered until worn. A good blocking is needed to help the fabric relax.

Finished Measurements
Small (Medium, Large)
18 (20, 22)”/ 46 (51, 56) cm circumference
7¾ (8, 8¼)”/ 19.5 (20.5, 21) cm tall

Yarn
Alexandra’s Crafts Diamond Lake; 400yds/ 365m per 3.7oz/ 100g; 80% Superwash Merino Wool/ 20% Tussah Silk; fingering weight:
1 skein in Navy (MC)
1 skein in Blue Pacific (CC)

OR

121 (132, 141) yds/ 111 (121, 129) m in MC
70 (75, 80) yds/ 64 (69, 73) m in CC

Needles/Notions
Size 0 US/ 2.0mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm,
Size 2 US/ 2.75mm circular needle, 32”/ 80cm
or preferred small circular method
Change needle size if needed in order to obtain the correct gauge
1 stitch marker

Gauge
24 stitches/ 40 rows = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Stockinette Stitch with larger needles