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Razor Slouch Hat

Knitting
August 2010
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
27 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinet, knit flat
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
213 - 246 yards (195 - 225 m)
XS, S, M, L
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This hat is based on a traditional Shetland lace pattern known as razor shell. It’s sharp no matter what style of sock yarn you use; semi-solid, space-dyed, or hand painted. There are four sizes (in effect) that range from smallest to largest as follows: small, unblocked; large, unblocked; small, blocked; large, blocked.

It is knit in the round from the brim up to the crown. Both written and charted instructions are included. The pink hat is a large & blocked; the green is large & unblocked, and the navy multi is small & blocked. The stitch pattern is well defined, so the blocking decision is strictly based on your size preferences.

Finished Sizes:
Small (Large) Blocked:
• 44cm/17¼” (48.5cm/19”) brim circumference
• 23.5cm/9¼” (26cm/10¼”) brim to crown
Small (Large) Unblocked:
• 38cm/15” (42cm/16.5”) brim circumference
• 21.5cm/8½” (23.5cm/9¼”) brim to crown