Aare

Knitting
November 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch in the round, blocked
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
180 - 218 yards (165 - 199 m)
Circumference: 16½ (18, 21)" / 42 (45.5, 53.5) cm
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Beautiful and cozy, with a gorgeous panel of stitches reminiscent of Columbine buds, this little hat is lovely enough to keep or gift. The patterning is just enough without being overwhelming, while the Italian Cast On and twisted-rib brim give a thoroughly polished look.

This hat is worked from the brim up starting with an Italian Cast On (also called the Italian Tubular Cast On). This is one of the simplest ways to work a tubular cast on for 1x1 ribbing, giving a beautiful professional finish with no need for a provisional cast on. A video tutorial AND full written instructions are provided.

SKILL LEVEL
Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 16½ (18, 21)“ / 42 (45.5, 53.5) cm
Height: 7¼ (8, 9¼)” / 18.5 (20.5, 23.5) cm
Intended to be worn with 3-4” / 7-10 cm negative ease

YARN
1 skein Sweet Georgia Mohair Silk DK in Molasses (218 yd/ 200 m per 3.5 oz / 100 g skein; 90% Superwash Merino, 5% Super Kid Mohair, 5% Silk)

OR

110 (130, 180) m / 120 (142, 196) yards of DK weight yarn- ideally a smooth yarn for good stitch definition and with a high wool content.

NEEDLES & NOTIONS
Size 2.5 US / 3 mm needles; 16” / 40 cm circular and/or double-pointed needles, or minimum 32” / 80 cm circular needle for magic
loop.
Due to some of the stitches worked, you may want a pointier, lace-tip needle.
3 stitch markers

GAUGE
24 sts and 36 rounds = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch in the round, after blocking.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.