December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
153 - 175 yards (140 - 160 m)
Women’s M
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The Syndicate Hats collection is a tribute to my knitting group, Strikkesyndikatet (The Knitting Syndicate). This one is for Christina.

Christina is the “neutrals” person in my knitting group. Her yarn stash consists of the yummiest luxury yarns, most in grey and light brown tones, with the occasional splash of a muted blue or the like. Her projects are always amazing, and she knows how to mix yarns and patterns very well. This textured stitch pattern made me think of her, as it’s intricate as well as elegant.
The hat is worked from the brim up, starting with a tubular cast on and a ribbed brim. A structured stitch pattern is featured on the hat body and crown makes the semi solid hand dyed yarn show off its best features.

Yarn: Northbound Knitting MCN DK (80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere), DK weight, 210 meters / 230 yards per 100 g, 1 skein. Colorway: “Sterling”.

Needles: 3,5 mm / US 4 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop.
optional: double pointed needles for crown shaping.

Other: 6 markers, one of them looking different for beginning of round.
Waste yarn for tubular cast on.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge: Sample uses gauge of 23 sts & 30 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in pattern stitch.

Size: Women’s size M, to fit a head circumference of 56 cm / 22 inches. Actual finished size: 45 cm / 17.75 inches.