Simple Stacked Ripple Hat by Xandy Peters

Simple Stacked Ripple Hat

Knitting
September 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
110 - 200 yards (101 - 183 m)
17.5, 20, 22.5" (45, 51, 57 cm) in circumference.
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This hat, knit in a self striping yarn, reminds me of ripples on a pond. As the yarn changes, each row builds a new layer of color in a distinctive wavy pattern. Unique shaping methods in the crown create an interesting finish.

This pattern uses stacked increases and decreases for the colorwork. This means the hat is very elastic and has no strands on the wrong side. This pattern uses the color changing properties of Noro Kureyon to create the wavy stripes in this hat. Videos of stacked increases and decreases are available on youtube. It is also an excellent warm up pattern if you are working up to knitting Fox Paws or a Petal Cowl.

Finished Size: 17.5, 20, 22.5” (45, 51, 57 cm) in circumference.
Measurement taken from patterned area, ribbed edge is slightly tighter.

Yarn: 1 (2, 2) skeins Noro Kureyon, 110 yards (101m) per 50g.
Shown in color 201.

Needles: Size 8 (5mm) 16” circular needles and matching set of DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Size 5 (3.75mm) 16” circular needles

Gauge: 16 sts x 22 rows = 4 x 4” (10 x 10 cm) square in st st on
larger needles.
Other Materials: Tapestry needle.