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Quarter Master Hat

Knitting
October 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette st, blocked
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
330 - 400 yards (302 - 366 m)
Newborn, Infant, Child, Adult
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The QUARTER MASTER HAT gives every knitter the chance to design his/her own finished product, without the messy problem of math and graphing charts.

It begins with a teeny rolled edge followed by 3 X 1 rib, then alternating panels chosen from the provided charts.

The real fun of this hat is with one pattern, many different hats are possible. The panels are separated by a single column of seed stitch. The knitter can combine the panels any way desired… four of the same panels, four different panels, two panels alternated twice, add a solid panel with a patterned panel -no stripes at all - the possibilities are endless…

This hat has many different panels to choose from and combine:
*** Allover patterns ***
Snowflake, Holly, Trees, Sardines, Fish Scales,
Bubbles, Ram’s Head & Swirls

*** Simple Repeats ***
Windowpane, Check, Stripe, ZigZag & Houndstooth.

Due to the Panel Construction of this hat, Two yarn weights and needle sizes are used. Which needles and yarn used are based on the size being made:

Child & Adult worked in worsted weight;
Newborn & Infant in sport or fingering weight

YARDAGE IS VERY GENEROUS TO INCLUDE LARGE POM POM.

2 styles: Skull & Slouch.
4 sizes: Infant, Newborn, Child & Adult.

*** Materials for Child, (Adult): any worsted weight that meets gauge can be used.
SLOUCHY HAT: Cascade 220 - 100 (120) yds MC
Cascade 220 - 80, (90) yds CC
SKULL CAP: Cascade 220 - 90 (100) yds MC
Cascade 220 - 70, (80) yds CC

US Size 7 - 24 inch circ needles & same size DPNs - or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 - 24 inch circ needles or 1 size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge.
Seam needle; Size G Crochet Hook if topping with a Fairy Pull; Stitch markers
Gauge: 20 sts x 26 rows= 4 ins in stranded st st, blocked.

Finished Length: Skull Cap: approx 8.5 ( 8.5 ) ins.
Slouch Hat: approx 10 ( 10 ) ins.
Finished Circumference: (approx) 19 ( 21 ) ins.

*** Materials for Newborn, (Infant): any sport or fingering yarn that meets gauge can be used.
SLOUCHY HAT: Quince Chickadee 100 (120) yds MC
Quince Chickadee 80, (90) yds CC
SKULL CAP: Quince Chickadee 80, (90) yds MC
Quince Chickadee 90, (100) yds CC

US Size 4 - 16 inch circ needles & same size DPNs - or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 3- 16 inch circ needles or 1 size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge.
Seam needle; Stitch marker; Crochet hook if topping with a Fairy Pull.

Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rows= 4 ins in stranded stockinette, blocked.
Finished Length: Skull Cap: approx 6.75 ( 6.75 ) ins.
Slouch Hat: approx 8 ( 8 ) ins.
Finished Circumference: (approx) 14.5 ( 16.5 ) ins.

There are many charts, one per page.
Print only the ones needed to save on ink & paper.

NOTE: The final Snowflake and Holly Graphs are slightly different from the Purple and Light Blue hat photo.