Sunburst Hat by Elizabeth Morrison
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Sunburst Hat

Knitting
January 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
400 - 500 yards (366 - 457 m)
One size, average adult, 21"
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When the dark days of winter feel oppressive, you need a bright and quick knit to lift your spirits. This stranded hat gives your wardrobe cheerful accent and a bit of sunshine.

Skills needed

  • Stranded knitting
  • Corrugated ribbing
  • Working in round
  • Working from a chart

Size
Adult average, approximately 21.25” around, above brim.
Yarn
Cascade 220 Sport, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool;
50g (1.75 oz)/ 150m (164 yards)
MC: Midnight blue 9543 (1 ball)
CC3: Orange 7824 (1 ball)
CC4: Goldenrod 7827 (1 ball) (very little needed)

Brown Sheep NatureSpun Sport, 100% Wool;
50g (1.75 oz)/168m (184 yards)
CC1: Spiced Plum 142 (1 ball) (very little needed)
CC2: Red Fox N46 (1 ball) (very little needed)
Or other sport weight wools that make a nice fabric
at this gauge.
Note about quantities: if making both hat and cowl, you will only need a second ball of the MC. For all other colors, 1 ball each will suffice for both pieces, though CC3 will be close.