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Knit in the round with two colors of DK weight yarn, the Rowhouse Hat offers an easy introduction to stranded color knitting. The color motif is worked on a 16-inch circular needle, so there’s no fiddling with dpns while you’re knitting with the two colors. It’s also a great stashbusting project and, with instructions for four sizes, you can make this hat for everyone, from kids to adults.
Sizes: XS (S, M, L): 17.5 (19.25, 20.75, 22.25) inches/44 (49, 53, 56) cm circumference (unstretched); 8.25 (8.75, 9.25, 9.75) inches/21 (22, 23, 25) cm length. Will stretch to fit heads approximately 18–20 (20–22, 21–23, 23–25) inches/45–51 (51–54, 53–58, 58–64) cm circumference
Yardage: Main (lighter) color: 70 (80, 90, 100) yds/64 (73, 82, 91) m DK weight wool; contrast (darker) color: 115 (125, 135, 145) yds/105 (114, 123, 133) m DK weight wool. Sample shown is the Medium size and was knit with Swans Island Organic Washable DK 100% washable merino wool; 140yd/128m per 50g skein, one skein each of Dove (MC) and Mushroom (CC).
Needles: US #4/3.5mm and US #5/3.75mm 16-inch circular needles; US #4/3.5mm double-pointed needles
Gauge: 20 sts/30 rows = 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch on smaller needle after blocking
Pattern difficulty: Advanced beginner
Skills required: Casting on, knit, purl, decreases, working in the round on a circular needle and on dpns.
Instructions: Written, but the “rowhouse” color motif is provided only in chart form.
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