Liath Dubh Bonnet by Ms. Mal

Liath Dubh Bonnet

by Ms. Mal
September 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in hat body pattern (after blocking)
US 8 - 5.0 mm
190 - 200 yards (174 - 183 m)
S/M and L/XL
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This is my first originally designed knitted anything. I wanted to make a guy’s hat that would actually fit a guy’s head! A reversible hat of wonderfully soft, warm, slouchy, squishy goodness with a little extra built in via German short row shaping to cover the ears and neck from chilly winds. A simple, subtle pattern stitch in the body of the hat gives additional visual interest as well as a stretchy, slightly denser fabric.

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Directions are written for S/M with changes for L/XL in parentheses: S/M (L/XL). S/M fits brow circumference from 21-23 inches, L/XL fits brow circumference from 23-25 inches. Finished size after blocking: S/M = 8.5” high x 10.25” wide, L/XL = 9.25” high x 11.25” wide.

1 skein (200 yards) of worsted/aran weight yarn. S/M (green) sample shown in Malabrigo Rios color Hojas. L/XL (dark grey) sample shown in Malabrigo Worsted color 118-Tortuga

US size 8 (5.0mm) circular needles and/or dpns (or size needed to attain gauge)

9 Stitch markers (3 distinctly different from each other)

Wool or yarn needle

18 stitches x 29 rows = 4” in hat body pattern after blocking

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