Paper Crown by Amy van de Laar

Paper Crown

October 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette / stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
80 - 195 yards (73 - 178 m)
Baby, Toddler, Kid/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large
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Paper Crown is a knitted version of the classic paper hat of birthday-party and Christmas-cracker fame. The crown shape is formed with simple mini-cables, which outline the transition from the ribbed brim to the stockinette top.

Skills needed include knitting in the round, knit, purl, basic decreases, and 2-stitch cables. This hat would be a great introduction to knitting cables, with or without a cable needle.

Materials: 80-195 yards / 75-180 metres of sock or fingering-weight yarn. One 50g ball of Skeinz Merino Soft 4ply will be enough for any size, but if knitting the Adult Large I recommend buying two balls. Choose a smooth, bouncy yarn for a nicely defined texture.

Sizing: Baby (Toddler, Kid/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large)
To fit head circumference: 16”/40.5cm (18”/45.5cm, 20”/50.5cm, 22”/56cm, 24”/61cm), with 0-2”/0-5cm negative ease.
Yards/meters required: 80yds/75m (105yds/100m, 120yds/110m, 155yds/145m, 195yds/180m)

Both charted and written instructions are included.

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