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Quadrifurcus

Knitting
November 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
39 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Basket Weave Stitch
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
250 - 302 yards (229 - 276 m)
S,M,L (for measurements see below)
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A dense and warm hat, worked in fingering weight wool with a slip stitch pattern in 2 colours that shows off slight variations in colour in hand dyed yarn. The hat can either be worn in a slouchy style with ample fit or as a beret styled hat when pushed down at the nape (directions are also given for a shorter beanie style hat, if you’d like a snugger fit).

The ribbing of the brim is taller near the face but much narrower at the back of the neck (to keep the ribbing from folding in the nape). The pattern is worked with a bigger needle size than the brim, since the slip stitch pattern pulls in a lot. This pattern works best with wool or with any other grippy yarn.

Sizing
Small:
Circumference: 50 cm / 19 inches
Length slouchy: 25 cm / 10 inches
Length beanie: 20 cm / 8 inches
Medium:
Circumference: 54 cm / 21 inches
Length slouchy: 25 cm / 10 inches
Length beanie: 20 cm / 8 inches
Large:
Circumference: 58 cm / 23 inches
Length slouchy: 25 cm / 10 inches
Length beanie: 20 cm / 8 inches
Sizes given for unworn hat (unstretched).

Gauge
39 sts and 36 rows in 10 cm/4” in basket weave stitch
on 5mm/US 8 needles, after blocking.
30 sts and 46 rows in 10 cm/4” in slip stitch ribbing
on 2,5mm/ US 1.5 needles, after blocking.

Yarn:
Polo&Co Masgot fine (400m or 437yards/100gr):
1 skein Silex (MC) or approximately 30(33,36)gr, 132(145,157) yards or 120(132,144) m.
Polo&CO Rustique fine (400m or 437yards/100gr):
1 skein Oriental Nights (CC) or approximately 27(30,33)gr, 118(132,145) yards or 108(120,132) m.
Please keep in mind that yardage is an estimate

The pattern has charted and written instructions.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced.

To order the yarn that was used for the sample in the pictures, you have to go directly to the Polo&CO Etsy Shop, where you can also see ready-to ship colorways and availability.