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Striped Owl Hat for Daddy

Knitting
December 2012
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
3.25 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
80 - 85 yards (73 - 78 m)
one: 18" unstretched, easily stretching to 21"
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Want a quick and satisfying project? This hat will do the trick! It also doesn’t use much yarn---the hat uses only 45 yds/40 m in the main color and 35 yds/30 m in the contrast color.

The idea for this hat arose because I was smitten with some lovely grey and charcoal heathered Lopi. I knew the colors would look amazing on my Daddy. So, after a bit of swatching of striped owls, this hat was born. I really like it. I like that the owl has a textured breast that is flanked by wingfeathers. I like that the striping is balanced. I like that I can see each owl’s feet. With luck, my dad will like this hat, too. (I will add photos of him in the hat after Xmas 2012!)

The finished hat stretches easily to 21” in circumference (it’s about 18” in circumference when relaxed).

Stitches and techniques used: knit, purl, knit two together, cabling two stitches over two others, duplicate stitch.

(Note: the matching mittens are available as a separate pattern, or together with this hat in an eBook.)