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Reynard hat

October 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
To fit head circumference: 56cm. Cast-on edge to crown: 20cm
This pattern is available for download for $3.99.
Errata available: theknitter.themakingspot.com

Years ago, I saw a pair of Victorian needlepoint slippers and fell in love with its great pattern of fox heads. The idea of using a fox head pattern has since lived at the back of my mind, and finally I used it to design this hat. It has quickly become my favourite – it fits snugly and looks great on a chilly day.
The hat is knitted on smaller needles than recommended for the DK yarn, to produce a slightly tighter fabric that looks better when knitting with three colours at the same time. When you twist in the yarn being carried along at the back, make sure you do not twist at the same place as the previous row as the yarn is more likely to show through on the right side.