Wolf River by Erssie
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Wolf River

by Erssie
Knitting
November 2010
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in Diagonal Seed Stitch
7.0 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
Adult Small (Medium, Large) To Fit Head circumference: 50 (55, 61) cm or approx 20 (22, 24) inches. Actual Brim Measurement: 45 (50, 56) cm or approx 17.75 (19.5, 22) inches.
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It is important to choose the right yarn for this project and to match gauge. The yarn is slightly more chunky than an average bulky, but much less chunky than a superbulky.
It works well in DB chunky yarns on 7mm needles, but you may need to alter needles to match the gauge.

If you want to knit a similar design in a less bulky yarn see the Faolán pattern also available from Erssie Knits and designed for Knit Picks yarns and their website.

Good substitutes that worked in Wolf River tests were:
Cascade Yarn, Bollicine Revolution
Bulky weight/ 90%merino wool, 10% polyamide 50g / 1.76 oz.. 80m/g 87 yard. Approx 75g-80g (1 and a part ball) including pompon.

Other possible yarns…suggested but not yet tested
Animal Fleece
Fyberspates Scrumptious Chunky
Cascade Baby Alpaca Chunky
Rowan Cocoon
Rowan Purelife British Breed

Check out more yarns with gauge suitable for this hat here….