The Dude Hat (Big Lebowski) by FogKnits

The Dude Hat (Big Lebowski)

November 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded colorwork
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 - 220 yards (183 - 201 m)
Adult Large
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Size: Adult Large

Difficulty: Adventurous Beginner

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Highland Duo
50 yds Black (2302)

Cascade Yarns ECO Highland Duo
40 yds Brown (2207)
110 yds Natural (2205)

Needles: Size US5 & Size US6, 16” circular.
Please do a gauge swatch to determine your in color work pattern needle size. I am an incredibly loose knitter so I hesitate to even tell you what needles I used. If you are a tight knitter, you may even consider adding a 4th chart repeat.

Gauge: 4 sts/inch in Stockinette Color Work

Notes: As part of the finishing of this hat, I reinforced the ribbing with elastic (1mm Rainbow Elastic) to combat the inevitable stretching of the alpaca and my loose gauge. If you are a tight (or tighter) knitter or if you substitute wool yarn you may not have (or want) to do this. If you use alpaca, I definitely recommend a bit of elastic to help the ribbing keep its size.