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Spire Hat

Knitting
October 1995
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch in the round on larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
280 yards (256 m)

This design originally appeared in Knitter’s 41, Winter 1995

  • One size (fits children and most adults.)

  • Hat requires 3 colors of worsted weight wool. A background color (MC) and 3 contrasting colors (CC1-3). You will need 80 yards each of MC and CC1 and 60 yards each of CC2 and CC3.

Knitted hats travel well, folded in a pocket or purse until needed. Everybody needs such a hat. Beyond the obvious -- keeping the wearer warm and dry on cold, wet days -- they conquer the gloom of winter with their color and pattern, their balls and bobbles. They brighten the day for both wearer and watcher.