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The Titfer

November 2012
DK (11 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over cable pattern on 4mm nds after steaming or blocking.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
137 - 167 yards (125 - 153 m)
approximately 45(51)cm 17¾(20)” circumference unstretched to fit average adult female (male) head.
This pattern is available from truebritknits.com for £3.00.

Here we give you TBk’s ‘London’ hat, because as any Cockney (or, frankly, most Brits) know, a Titfer is a hat. Tit-for-tat = hat in Cockney rhyming slang.

The Titfer has classic lines and classic cables, plus the all-important ridiculously-sized pompom that is so important this Winter in the East End. No sewing involved, other than darning in ends and attaching your pompom.

3-coloured Slouch Titfer:
1 hank each of 3 colours of John Arbon Knit By Numbers, shown in:
KBN02, Col. 1 (charcoal)
KBN11, Col. 2 (donkey brown)
KBN04, Col. 3 (school grey)

Approx. amounts used:
Col. 1 (charcoal) 18(20)g, 45(50)m / 50(55)yds.
Col. 2 (donkey brown) 30(33)g, 75(83)m / 82 (91)yds.
Col. 3 (school grey) 18(20)g, 45(50)m / 50(55)yds.

PomPom made with leftover charcoal (KBN02).

Beanie Titfer:
1 hank of John Arbon Knit By Numbers, shown in KBN55 (ecru)

Approx. amount used:
60(70)g, 150(175)m / 163(190)yds.

PomPom shown made with leftover Artesano Aran in ‘Nightfall’

Super-Slouch Titfer:

1 hank of John Arbon Kit By Numbers. Not photographed.

Approx. amount used:
80(90)g, 200(225)m / 219(246)yds.