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Running Strong Hat

Knitting
May 2013
Any light worsted weight yarn
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch (blocked)
US 7 - 4.5 mm
220 - 260 yards (201 - 238 m)
One size fits most teens and adults - instruction included for different yarn weights and sizes
This pattern is available for $3.50 USD buy it now

$1.00 from the sale of each pattern will go to a fund to be established for a permanent Marathon Memorial. Should this fund not materialize in some form, proceeds will go to One Fund Boston thru April of 2014.

The Boston Marathon is forever changed, but many of the changes will make it stronger. This hat is dedicated to all marathoners, from Boston to New York to London, who are now all running for each other, as one. They are all RUNNING STRONG and each one deserves to be crowned with the Laurel Wreath of the Champion. Inspired by Dr. David King, a surgeon who ran the marathon, then ran to the hospital to treat the injured. This cap gives the wreath to all who wear it.

Choose between a close fitting Skull Cap
or a taller Slouchy Hat, the difference is in the decrease. Just be sure to work the decrease section for the height hat desired.
Skull Cap is pictured in photo.

One dollar from the sale of each hat pattern will go to a fund for a
permanent memorial for the marathon victims of 4/15/13.

Yarn:
Cascade 220 Worsted (Wool; 220 yards/100g) or
Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Wool; 110 yards/50g or
Any light worsted yarn in
Blue (MC), Yellow (CC1), Gold (CC2), & Bright Neon Green (CC3) or choose your own colors!

MC: 100 yds for Skull Cap; 120 yds for Slouchy Hat
CC1: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top) CC2: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top) CC3: 40 yds for both sizes (20 yds more if making Pom Pom or Tassel for top)

Needles:
US 7 (4.5mm) 24” circular needles, or size needed to obtain gauge Same size DPNs as above for decreasing
Seam Needle
Stitch Markers
Size G Crochet hook (used for optional Fairy Pull only)

Gauge:
22 st x 24 rows = 4” in stranded St st in the rnd, blocked in Worsted Wt. .
Finished Measurements:
Height: approx 8 ins for Skull Cap, 10.5 ins for Slourchy Hat (worsted weight) Circumference: approximately 21 ins around hat opening after blocking (worsted weight)