Shinju Hat by Kirsten Johnstone
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Shinju Hat

Knitting
September 2014
Lace ?
17 stitches and 15 rows = 4 inches
in Veil Pattern
US 7 - 4.5 mm
165 - 230 yards (151 - 210 m)
XS, [S, M, L] to fit approx head circumference of 18[20, 22, 24]” / 46[51, 56, 61] cm
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真珠 SHINJU: Japanese (Romaji) for (n) pearl.

This hat is a sheer joy to knit and permits a tiny dash of decadence using this incredible yarn. The luscious bloom of cashmere and silk is perfectly paired with the open mesh pattern. The slouch is perfect and the softness is simply superb.
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Construction Notes
The brim of this hat is a folded hem, worked in stocking/stockinette stitch (St st) with the body worked in Veil Pattern. 1 thread of yarn is used to work the Veil Pattern, 2 threads held together for St st folded hems.

Size
XS, S, M, L to fit approx head circumference of 18 20, 22, 24” / 46 51, 56, 61 cm
Please note: 2 in/5cm of positive ease is included for slouched style.

Yarn
Jade Sapphire Silk Cashmere (55% Silk, 45% Cashmere; 400yds (366mts) / 55grams; Colour: Silver Pearl #26), 1 skein.

Yards: 165 (185, 210, 230) yds
Metres: 150 (170, 190, 210) m

Alternative Yarn Suggestions
Habu Textiles N-86 (100% cashmere; 202yds (182mts) / 0.5 oz. (28g); 2 skeins.
Shibui Knits Pebble (48% Recycled Silk, 36% Fine Merino, 16% Cashmere; 224 yds (205 mts) / 24g (1.76oz); 2 skeins.

Needle
Two 4.5mm (US7) circular needles or DPNs (or needle to obtain gauge)

Other
Waste Yarn (smooth fingering weight)
Crochet Hook
Stitch Marker
Tapestry Needle

Gauge
17 stitches and 36 rows in 4” / 10cm in St st, washed and blocked with 2 threads held together
17 stitches and 15 rows in 4” / 10cm in Veil Pattern, washed and blocked with 1 thread only

Skill Level
Intermediate