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Weeping Willow

Knitting
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in double knitting
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
adult & child
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With vertical lines branching from the decreases at the crown, this double knit hat is reminiscent of the hanging branches and leaves of weeping willow trees.

I designed the hat that I want to own: double knit for warmth, a graphic design that speaks to my love of art deco and a shape that hugs my head. Plus the paired decreases mean that it’s totally reversible and looks great inside out!

For those who find double knitting enough of a challenge, a regular cast on will keep this hat snug against your head. For those who want to try something new, give a circular tubular cast on a go!

Thanks to my great models Jenn and Louise, and of course my daughter Zoe.

Errata:
The pattern has been updated on Knitty & the following corrections were made:
1) The cast-on for the non-tubular version had the instructions reversed, but the pattern is now updated.
2) Row 13 stitch 4 is dark
3) Start at row 1 of the crown chart. If there are rows before row 1, ignore them.