Stomata Hat by Allison Gray
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Stomata Hat

April 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 9 - 5.5 mm
130 - 150 yards (119 - 137 m)
one size
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This hat is named for the “little mouths” on plant leaves that open up to allow for the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen necessary for photosynthesis and respiration (I learned something in high school biology!).

The orderly eyelet rows on this slouchy hat create structure and texture, and allow for some air flow to the wearer’s head, making this the perfect accessory for a summer evening.

Knit in the round from the brim to the crown, the hat incorporates decreases to preserve the fancy eyelet circles, even ending with a 6-eyelet flower. Make it green to stick with the plant theme, or choose your favorite solid or variegated yarn!

The pattern is a 4 page pdf file with color photos and detailed written instructions, suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Materials needed:
Yarn - Lion Brand Wool Ease Solids or Heathers (hat is shown in Avocado and Blue Heather colorways), or another worsted weight yarn of your choice to meet gauge requirements.
Needles - US 9 (5.5mm) 16” circular needle and set of five US 9 double pointed needles
Notions - stitch marker to mark start of round, yarn needle for weaving in ends, row counter if desired