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Sideways-Surprise Hat

Knitting
January 2000
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
7 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches in garter stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4.5 mm
220 yards (201 m)
About 20½" (52 cm) circumference. To fit an adult head
This pattern is available for download for $2.25.

Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “Knitted unconventionally from side to side and shaped with short rows (more rows worked at the brim edge, fewer at the top), this super-easy garter-stitch hat is knitted from a single skein of bulky variegated yarn. The long stretches of color in this particular yarn, Ambrosia from Tahki, creates attractive vertical striping. Other than joining the (provisional) cast-on row to the last row of knitting with Kitchener stitch, there is no finishing. Simply tie the narrow end into an overhand knot, roll up the wide end to form a brim, and, surprise, you’re done!”

Finished Size: About 20½” (52 cm) circumference. To fit an adult head.

Yarn: Tahki Ambrosia Slim (100% wool; 220 yd (201 m)/100g): 1 skein. Shown in #665 green, #667 fuchsia, and #668 purple. Small amount of waste yarn.

Yarn weight: #4 - Medium

Gauge: 7 sts and 14 rows = 2” (5 cm) in garter stitch.

Needles: Size 8 (5 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Size H/8 (4.75 mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle.

Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Winter 2000/2001