Optic Hat by Jaclene Sini
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Optic Hat

Knitting
February 2017
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in over St st using DK yarn
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
150 yards (137 m)
0-3 months
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If you’re in need of a cool new hat for a cool new baby in your life, this is it.

The design seems straightforward at first, but this piece utilizes clever modular construction to make for a super fun knit. Using a precisely shaped center garter strip, short rows make the side panels fit your little one’s head perfectly with no seams necessary. The modules make this piece easy to customize and an excellent stash buster.

This works best with a DK weight on the main body and an aran weight for extra squishy stripes, but if you need a slightly larger size, upping the main yarn weight is an easy way to do it.