Ilena Hat by Denise Balvanz
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Ilena Hat

Knitting
December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Tuck stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
227 yards (208 m)
Child (woman, man)
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When I was a child, I had a pair of favorite mittens and matching hat that were thick and warm and had cute little puffs in the stitch pattern. I have always wanted to duplicate those pieces. Here is my interpretation of them in grown-up versions.

This slightly slouchy hat, is worked in the round in an easy-to-knit textured pattern. Interlocking diamonds are created in wide stripes of color with a Tuck Stitch knit into the stitch several rounds below the needle while releasing the stitches above. Only one color is used at a time. Use three colors for stripes as I have here, change it up by using only one or two colors or make it multi-colored by using up your scraps.

Measurements
Circumference at cuff in garter stitch – 16 (19, 21.5)”/40.5 (48, 55) cm

Circumference above cuff in pattern stitch – 17.75 (21, 23.5)”/45 (53, 60) cm

Length from cast on to top – 8 (9, 10)”/ 20 (23, 25) cm

Yarn colors – 1766 Orchid, 1530 Crocus, 1765 Cerise.