Al Azhar hat by Stella Egidi

Al Azhar hat

by Stella Egidi
January 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in twisted rib pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
S/M, M/L (customisable)
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The simple geometric design mimicking brioche stitch and reminding Arabic decorative patterns (Al Azhar is a beautiful garden in Cairo where, for some time in my life, I used to spend my Sundays), makes Al Azhar hat an elegant and yet easy to work accessory, that you will knit up in no time.
The hat is a stretchy enough to accommodate most adult heads and it is designed to fit as a beanie, but you can personalize your own making it larger, deeper (for a slouchy version) or adding a folded brim with simple modifications to the pattern (suggestions are given in the pattern on how to modify it). You can also add a pompom for a funnier and less dramatic effect.

Sizes to fit: S/M (52-56 cm / 20.5-22”), M/L (54-58 cm / 21.25-22.75”)

Final measurements (unstretched): height: 20 (24) cm / 7.75 (9.5)”; circumf at brim: approx 40 cm (46) / 15.75 (18)”

Gauge: 24 sts x 32 rounds = 10 cm /4” with 3.75 mm (US 5) needle in 1x1 twisted rib after blocking

Yarn: approximately 150 (180) metres / 165 (195) yards of DK yarn. Yarn used in the sample: YAMA Fibre Art DK Luxe, 60% merino, 20% Alpaca, 20% Mohair, 210 metres/100 gr, color Graphite.

Notions: Needles 40 cm / 16” circular needle size 3.75 mm (US 5) and 4 mm (US 6) or needle size needed to obtain the gauge, DPNs size 4 mm (US 6) one set.
Removable Stitch Markers
1 tapestry needle