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GYI Baa-ble Hat
Finished
July 2016
August 11 2016
Project info
GYI Baa-ble Hat
Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith
Knitting
Gosh Yarn It! (shop sample)
Needles & yarn
US 3 - 3.25 mm
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colorwork - finished hat
241 yards = 1.98 skeins
Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool
0.69 skeins = 84.2 yards (77.0 meters), 34 grams
Green
Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania
Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool
0.34 skeins = 41.5 yards (37.9 meters), 17 grams
White
Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania
Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool
0.13 skeins = 15.9 yards (14.5 meters), 6 grams
Black
Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania
Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool
0.82 skeins = 100.0 yards (91.5 meters), 41 grams
Blue
Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania
Notes

Such a cute and popular pattern!

For a shop sample, I thought it best to make this cute and popular design with NO modifications. With that in mind, I made a few swatches…

I am a slightly loose knitter. Yet, I found that I needed to use a US 2 (2.75 mm) to get the stated gauge in stockinette stitch -- 5 sizes down from the pattern’s US 7 (4.5 mm).

With that in mind, I tried a bit of ribbing with a needle one size down from that, US 1 (2.25 mm). No good. Too small.

My restart decision was to use a US 3 (3.25 mm) for both ribbing and stranded colorwork. It worked for me. I made the best hat possible with the unmodified pattern and the worsted weight yarn.

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Finished
July 2016
August 11 2016
 
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Worsted
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  • Project created: August 15, 2016
  • Finished: August 16, 2016
  • Updated: September 23, 2016