Boreal

Knitting
April 2021
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Rib 2x2
US 8 - 5.0 mm
145 - 170 yards (133 - 155 m)
Child (Adult)
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Perfect for windy walks, Boreal is a soft and warm hat with a large cable braid over a field of smock stitch loaded with woven-look texture. This hat is knit in the round bottom up with a cozy folded brim and makes a lovely one-skein project.

Size and Finished Measurements
Child (Adult)
to fit head circumference of
20-21½ (22-24)“ / 51-55 (56-61) cm
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Brim circumference (measured over the rolled brim): 16½ (19)” / 42 (48) cm
Height : 9 (11)“ / 23 (28) cm
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Shown in Adult Version
Worsted by Malabrigo Yarns
Simple Taupe (601)

Materials
Aran weight yarn - approximately 145 (170) yds / 135 (155) m or 1 skein of Worsted by Malabrigo Yarns
(100% Wool - Merino; 210 yds / 192 m per 100 g ball)
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US 8 / 5 mm 16” / 40 cm circular needle
If necessary, adjust needle size to obtain accurate gauge
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2 stitch markers, double pointed needles or longer circular needle for Magic loop, tapestry needle

Gauge
(blocked)
17 sts and 25 rounds = 4”/10 cm in Rib 2x2

Pattern Difficulty
Intermediate

Skills Required
Alternate Cable cast on, knit, purl, basic decreasing, cables