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Red Square Hat

Knitting
July 2014
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette st, blocked on larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
150 - 210 yards (137 - 192 m)
Infant, Child/Small Adult & Adult
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Nowhere in Russia is more iconic to me than Red Square in Moscow. I have never been but it seemed the perfect name for this hat in yummy Ravelry Red Malabrigo Rios worsted. Beginning with bright colors, a boxed braid, and ending up slouchy with long tassels, it will bring warmth on the coldest of winter days. Rios makes it soft and thick. The pattern, inspired by Russian Folk Motifs, make this stranded hat different from all others.
Three sizes: Infant, Child & Adult. Copyright 2014 by Lisa McFetridge

MC Malabrigo Rios Worsted in Ravelry Red (or color of your choice)
90 (105, 120) yds / 81 (95,108 ) m
CC Malabrigo Rios in Natural (or contrast color of your choice)
60 (75, 90) yds / 54 (68, 81) m (Includes tassels)

US Size 7 / 4.5 mm 16 or 24 inch Circs (or DPNs) or size needed to obtain gauge
US Size 6 / 4 mm 16 or 24 inch Circs (or DPNs) or 1 size smaller than size above
Infant Size should use 16 in circulars or DPNs.
Same size DPNs as larger needles if using circulars.
Seam Needle, Stitch Marker

Gauge: 20 sts X 26 rows = 4 in/10 cm blocked, stranded stockinette st on larger needles.
Finished Height: 8.25 ( 10.5, 10.5 ) ins / 20.5 ( 26, 26) cm
Finished Circ: 14.5 (18.25, 21 ) ins / 37 ( 46.5, 53.5 ) cm above braided brim.

Abbreviations:
K = Knit PM = Place marker P = Purl
M1 = Make 1 KSP = Slip one, K2Tog, Pass slipped st over
K2Tog = Knit 2 together // = Knit 2 together