Victory Hat & Spring Break Scarf by Amy Tyler, Stone Sock Fibers
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Victory Hat & Spring Break Scarf

January 2011
DK (11 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
238 - 476 yards (218 - 435 m)
Hat: 20 inches unstretched
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Pattern #5003

If using the Noro Lily yarn, the hat alone will take 2 balls. The scarf alone will take 2 balls. If you plan on doing both, it takes 3 balls.

I designed this hat for a dear friend who was undergoing chemotherapy. It is knitted snuggly and incorporates an interesting manipulated slip stitch pattern that I used for one repeat, then I reversed its direction for the second repeat. The scarf is knitted rather loosely to accentuate its drape; I used a brioche stitch with an I-cord side edge.

I would recommend using a yarn that has some drape and is not overly elastic. Think silk, bamboo, Tencel, cotton.

The finished hat measures approximately 20” in circumference (unstretched). It is meant to closely fit a woman’s head. The hat is knitted from brim to crown, starting with a circular needle and changing to double pointed needles as necessary. Alternatively, you could knit the entire hat on double pointed needles, or use a very long circular needle (aka, “the magic loop”), or use two circular needles.