Temple Cats by Suzanne Frary
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Temple Cats

August 2009
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
110 - 210 yards (101 - 192 m)
xs, s, m, l,
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June 1, 2015: Some sharp-eyed knitters who watched the first episode of Animal Planet’s “Treetop Cat Rescue” noticed the show’s heroes were sporting hand-knit hats. Ravelry member Katieo11 knit those hats using this pattern. The cat rescuers are her brother and husband, the founders of Cat Canopy Rescue. I don’t have any connection to the show or the group, but I was thrilled to see the guys wearing the hats!

~ Suzanne

Techniques and stitches
Stockinette stitch, decreasing, knitted braid, stranded knitting, knitting from a chart, knitting in the round

This pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters. The directions assume that you are familiar with stranded knitting.

To fit head circumferences
xs / toddler: 15.25-17.25 in /39-44 cm
s / child: 17.75-19.75 in /45.5-50 cm
m / adult: 20.25-22.25 in /51.5-56.5 cm
l / adult: 23-25 in /58 -63.5 cm

Finished circumferences
xs / toddler: 15.25 in / 39 cm
s /child : 17.75 in / 45.5 cm
m /adult: 20.25 in / 51.5 cm
l/adult: 23 in / 58 cm

Hat pictured is size m, worn with 2 inches negative ease.

Yarn: For brown and cream hat: Knit Picks Capra, 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins of Cream (MC), and Knit Picks City Tweed DK, 1 (1, 1, 1) of Tabby (CC). Note: Sample was knit in Knit Picks Elegance, Oatmeal, for the main color. Elegance has been discontinued.

For gray and blue hat: Knit Picks Merino Style 1 (1, 1, 2) skeins of Silver (MC), and 1 (1, 1, 1) skein of Twilight (CC). Note: Sample was knit in Knit Picks Elegance, in Cornflower and Ash. Elegance has been discontinued.

Substitute yarn of similar weight (DK) and composition (wool blends) in the following approximate amounts:
For MC: 70 (80, 100, 130)yds/65 (74, 92, 119)m
For CC: 40 (50, 65, 80)yds/37 (46, 60, 74)m

Needles: US 4/3.5mm circular, US 6/4mm circular and dpns.