Switchgrass Hat by Bristol Ivy

Switchgrass Hat

Knitting
April 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Body Pattern, after gentle blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
225 - 300 yards (206 - 274 m)
25 1/2” (65 cm) circumference at widest point, 18” (45.5 cm) circumference at brim, 9 3/4” (24.5 cm) length
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A top-down slouchy beanie with lace that twists and wends like grasses in the breeze.

Switchgrass was designed for a trunk show with Magpie Fibers in Portland ME - this Saturday, 4/21 from 1-3 at KnitWit - 247A Congress Street. Come say hello to me, Thea Colman of Baby Cocktails and Beatrice Perron Dahlen of Thread and Ladle designs - Dami of Magpie Fibers will be there too, with tons of gorgeous yarn on hand!
Thea, Bea and I each designed a special something for the afternoon and will be there to share our designs with you.

Finished Measurements
25 1/2” (65 cm) circumference at widest point, 18” (45.5 cm) circumference at brim, 9 3/4” (24.5 cm) length
To fit heads 18-25” (45.5-65.5 cm) in circumference

Yarn
Solstice by Magpie Fibers (50% merino, 25% cotton, 25% silk; 300 yds (274 m)/100 g)
1 skein in color Bristol’s Brew

Needles
US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) circumference
US 5 (3.75 mm) needle in preferred method for small circumference knitting (i.e double-pointed needles or Magic Loop)
US 4 (3.5 mm) circular needle, 16” (40 cm) circumference
or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge
20 sts and 36 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in Body Pattern, after gentle blocking