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Sprig Cloche

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette st
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 yards (133 m)
Women's Medium-Large (fits 20-22" head circ)
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Inspired by the Sprig pullover from my latest book, Botanical Knits 2, the Sprig Cloche is a face framing hat design with a sprig of foliage gracefully wrapping around the asymmetrical brim. The brim is first knit flat, then stitched together at the ends. Stitches are picked up along one side and knit up in the round to create the body of the hat.

ERRATA:
A mistake was found on version 1 of the printed pattern. If you have a “V1” on the bottom of your printed pattern please make this change. Page 2: Pattern Notes section: Right Leaf should say:
Sl 2 to cn, hold to back, Inc-3 from left needle, p2 from cn.

SIZE
Women’s Medium-Large
(fits 20-22” / 50-60 cm head circumference)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Brim Circumference: approx 20” / 50 cm unstretched

MATERIALS
The Fibre Company Acadia 60% merino wool, 20% baby alpaca, 20% silk; 145 yd / 133 m per 1.75 oz / 50 g skein; color Amber; 2 skeins or approx 225 yd / 200 m of a dk weight wool or wool blend.

Alternate Yarns: Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool, Rowan Felted Tweed DK

1 set of US5 / 3.75 mm straight needles for brim
1 16” / 40 cm US6 / 4 mm circular needle for body of hat
1 set of US6 / 4 mm double pointed needles
Stitch markers in 2 different colors
Cable needle
Tapestry needle