December 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
197 yards (180 m)
Women’s size M
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The Syndicate Hats collection is a tribute to my knitting group, Strikkesyndikatet (The Knitting Syndicate). This one is for me :)

On a “retreat” (AKA weekend in a cottage) with my knitting group, The Knitting Syndicate, I cast on for this hat. I finished it the same weekend, of course – chatting and knitting makes for great hat knitting! It inspired a whole collection of hats, one for each of the members of my knitting group.

The hat is worked from the brim up, starting with a provisional cast on and a folded brim. No purl stitches in this hat whatsoever! Half of the hat is done in a structured stitch pattern, giving a bit of interest while knitting. The rest of the hat is lovely stockinette stitch, to make the semi solid hand dyed yarn show off its best features.

Rainbow Heirloom Sweater (100% Merino), 229 meters / 250 yards per 115g, 1 skein. Colorway: “New Asphalt”.

4 mm / US 6 circulars, 40 cm / 16 inches or longer for working magic loop. Another circular needle for finishing brim (can be a size smaller than the main needle size).
optional: double pointed needles for crown shaping.

7 markers, one of them looking different for beginning of round.
Waste yarn for provisional cast on.
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Sample uses gauge of 18 sts & 26 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches in stockinette stitch, after blocking.

Size: Women’s size M, to fit a head circumference of 56 cm. Actual finished size: 51 cm.