dove stone by alfa knits

dove stone

Knitting
December 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stitch pattern with the larger needle
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
153 - 175 yards (140 - 160 m)
S, M and L (see notes)
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Dove stone is a hat worked bottom up and seamlessly in the round. It starts with a clever and neat way to make a tubular cast on in a contrasting color. It has a cable stitch pattern that gradually decreases to shape the crown. It can be made as a ‘light’ slouchy hat or blocked on a plate for a beret shape.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

Sizes
available for size: S, M and L
head circumference: 52-56 cm / 55-59 cm / 58-63 cm (20½-22” / 21½-23¼” / 23-25”)

What you’ll need
DK / 8 ply
Yardage for the hat
± 150 m / 165 yards
small leftovers in a contrasting color for the cast on and the pompom.
4 mm (US 6) circular needle
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle
crochet hook for the provisional cast on
cardboard and scissors to make a pompom or tassels (optional)
marker
tapestry needle

Stitches
twisted ribbing 1/1 (in the round): (k1 tbl, p1)
stitch pattern

Gauge
25 sts and 30 rows in stitch pattern, slightly stretched: = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”) with the larger needle

Techniques used: tubular cast on
pompom, tassels or something different