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The Hat

Knitting
November 2012
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
175 - 200 yards (160 - 183 m)
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Ahab’s hat was never restored; the wild hawk flew on and on with it; far in advance of the prow, and at last disappeared, while from the point of that disappearance, a minute black spot was dimly discerned, falling from that vast height into the sea.
Melville, Moby-Dick, “The Hat”

This simple watch cap, with a cable panel inspired by harpoons and talons, is my homage to Captain Ahab’s hat, which was snatched from his head by a sea hawk—a terrible omen.