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Whitecaps Hat

Knitting
November 2009
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
100 - 160 yards (91 - 146 m)
One size - average adult head
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Whitecaps Hat - by Emily Wessel



A sculptural lace pattern reminiscent of ocean waves brings texture and movement to this hat. Instructions are given for several yarn weights, from sport to bulky weight, allowing you to knit this little lovely in your favorite yarn, no matter the gauge!

Finished Size: To fit average adult head, 20-22” in circumference. Finished hat is very stretched and soft, and can be blocked into a larger and slouchier shape if desired.
I suggest knitting this design in alpaca or alpaca-blend yarn for softness and drape, but any yarn will work beautifully!

Yarn:--------------------------Needle Size:---------Gauge:
160 yds of sport/DK---------3.5mm & 4.0mm------22 sts/4”
130 yds of worsted/Aran-----4.0mm & 4.5mm-----19 sts/4”
100 yds of chunky-----------4.5mm & 5.0mm-----16 sts/4”

Gauge measured in stockinette stitch on larger needles

Needles:
• 16-24” circular needle in smaller size for ribbing
• 16-24” circular needle in larger size for body of hat
• Double pointed needles in larger size for decreases at crown (or 2 circular, or 1 long circular for magic loop technique)

Suggested Yarns:

Sport/DK: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange (110 yds/50g 100% Alpaca) 2 skeins, or Classic Elite Fresco (164 yds/50g Wool/Alpaca/Angora) 1 skein

Worsted/Aran: Rowan Lima (109 yds/50g Alpaca/Merino/Nylon) 2 skeins, or Mirasol Miski (82yds/50g 100% Baby Llama) 2 skeins

Chunky: Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes (100yds/100g Alpaca/Merino) 1 skein, or Diamond Luxury Baby Alpaca Sport (109yds/100g 100% Baby Alpaca) 1 skein



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