Polar Coordinates by Lars Rains

Polar Coordinates

Knitting
October 2016
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern
US 13 - 9.0 mm
180 yards (165 m)
M (L) to fit Child (Adult) with little or no ease.
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FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim Circumference: 16” (18¾”) 40 cm (46.5 cm).
Hat Circumference: 19¼” (22½”) 48 cm (56 cm).
Height: 15” 38 cm.

YARN
Madelinetosh A.S.A.P.: 100% superwash merino wool; 90 yds 82 m per skein.
Color A: Fog; 1 skein.
Color B: Dirty Panther; 1 skein.

NEEDLES
US #15 10.0 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge; 16” 40 cm circular needle or 40” 100 cm circular needle for magic loop method.
Optional: double-pointed needles for small-circumference knitting.

US #13 9.0 mm, or one size smaller than gauge needles; 16” 40 cm circular needle or 40” 100 cm circular needle for magic loop method.

NOTIONS
Stitch marker
Blunt tapestry needle
Blocking pins, if desired

GAUGE
12 sts and 16 rnds = 4” 10 cm in 1x1 Ribbing using smaller needles, after blocking.
10 sts and 12 rnds = 4” 10 cm in stitch pattern using larger needles, after blocking.

CONSTRUCTION NOTES
This accessory is worked in the round.
Instructions for the Cable Cast On can be found in the Special Techniques section.
When not working with a yarn, it can be carried up loosely on the inside of the hat.

REQUIRED SKILLS
Basic knitting skills
Knitting in the round
Small-Circumference knitting
Written instructions