Xylem by Shannon Okey


November 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 125 yards (110 - 114 m)
one size, easily altered
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Why call this hat Xylem? The lacy eyelets and other design features reminded me of xylem under a microscope (see here, or check out the Google image search results)! It all seemed to click into place, since the color of this lovely yarn is called Sap -- enjoy!


  • Round A should be: #K2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3#.

  • The very last crown dec row (8) should be: K2tog, k1, #k2tog, k2# (20 sts remain).