This hat was designed specifically for Noro yarns; however, the overall zigzag pattern created by a simple stitch will make most of any self-striping yarn of similar weight. This easy to memorize and quick to knit one row chevron lace in combination with a dramatically colored yarn makes the Sea Urchin a perfect last minute project for giving or keeping.
The lace pattern is stretchy and will accommodate a large range of adult sizes; however, it can also be easily scaled down for a child by using a lighter weight yarn with appropriate needles.
Incidentally, the Sea Urchin hat derives its name from the interesting starburst design formed at the top which is so reminiscent of the sea creature’s shell.
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Edited 1-31-09: Please note that there is a typo in the Pattern Rounds section of the original pdf. The sentence “Also, the sl1, k2, psso decreases…” should read “Also, the sl2, k1, psso decreases…” Also, a more detailed explanation of the chevron lace has been added to the updated pdf.