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Crenellated Hat
Crenellated Hat by J Wilson
Knitting
Zachary my nephew whose 10
altered the pattern a bit to accomodate 19" head circumference
Needles & yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
Knit Picks Swish DK
1.5 skeins = 184.5 yards (168.7 meters), 75 grams
23817
Knit Picks
December 4, 2012
Notes

Not your ordinary hat! Nephew requested a yellow hat and as soon as I spotted brainfork’s hat with its wonky stitch pattern, I knew it was meant to be. I mean, what 10 year old wouldn’t want this hat?

Changed the pattern slightly. Wasn’t too fond of the fold over hem for the brim so instead used a simple 1x1 rib worked for 2”.

Guessed that nephew’s head circumference is around 19” so I casted on enough stitches to achieve 19” unstretched. So for me, that was 110 sts. My gauge swatch results were as follows:

5.75 sts x 7 rows = 1”

Once the ribbing measured 2” in height, I increased 10 sts evenly across the row so I was with 120 sts--a multiple of the 24 st pattern repeat.

The designer said that she used the magic loop method to knit and also suggested dpns. I went with using just one circular needle with my shortest cord. Since I was knitting 110-120 sts most of the time, I didn’t have any problems. I did switch to dpns once I started decreasing significantly at the crown.

Pattern is very well written and I did not come across one error.

About the Yarn: Swish DK from knitpicks was a joy to use. It is a sturdy, 4-ply yarn that is soft and takes ripping well. I love the color I chose and I don’t typically reach for yellow!

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Finished
December 6 2012
December 12 2012
 
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  • Project created: December 4, 2012
  • Finished: December 13, 2012
  • Updated: December 14, 2012