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Sword Fern Hat

Knitting
August 2013
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches in Stockinette on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
380 yards (347 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small/Medium, Large)
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This hat was inspired by the beautiful Sword Ferns that carpet the forest floors in BC. I love the way their sweeping fronds dip low to the ground and the geometric way they branch out. Coupled with a small leaf motif this hat speaks of home.

gauge
22 sts per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles after blocking
24 sts per 4” / 10 cm in Fern Lace on larger needles after blocking
Leaf lace panel is 2” across after blocking
To save time and ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.

size
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small/Medium, Large)
Finished circumference at brim: 16 (18, 20, 21, 23) inches / 40 (45, 50, 55, 58) cm
Finished height: 6 ¾ (8 ½, 10, 12 ½, 13) inches / 17 (21.5, 25, 31, 33) cm from brim to crown
Shown in Toddler and Adult Small/Medium

skill level
Intermediate

skills required
Knitting in the round, knitting on DPN’s, lace, picking up sts.

pattern notes
This hat is constructed by first knitting the leaf lace, then picking up stitches for the ribbed brim, then picking up stitches for the crown.