Pinion by Naomi Parkhurst
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Pinion

Knitting
January 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in ribbing from pattern
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 yards (101 m)
20 inch brim
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This lacy tam is worked from the center outwards. The design spirals outward and flows into a ribbed brim. It looks more complicated than it is--if you know how to knit in the round, purl, knit two together, knit three together, and make a yarn over, you can make this hat.

Both charts and written out instructions (in abbreviations) are provided, along with suggestions for modifying the brim size to fit.

A more complete note about gauge: 22 stitches over 3.5 inches 9cm of ribbing worked in the round on smaller needles. 30 rows over 4 inches 10cm. Ribbing was unstretched while measuring.

Other materials required include a darning needle for working in ends, about a yard of smooth, thin yarn for making a lifeline, and a plate for blocking (about 10 inches or 25cm in diameter).