Popper's Hat by Kalliopi Aronis
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Popper's Hat

Light Fingering ?
26.5 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Over Fair Isle Pattern
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
270 yards (247 m)
Stretches to fit 21” (53 cm) head.
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Popper’s Hat
Finished Sizes
18” (46 cm) circumference and 8” (20 cm) high.
Stretches to fit 21” (53 cm) head.

240 yd (220 m) Fingering weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown here: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Fingering (100% Peruvian Wool, 273 yd 250 m/50 g): colors:
4002 Jet, 1 skein (MC);
9592 Sage, 1 skein;
9573 In The Navy, 1 skein;
8891 Cyan Blue, 1 skein;
8895 Christmas Red, 1 skein;
Main color uses 120 yds 110 m.
Contrasting colors only use 30 yds 28 m each.

Size U.S. 2 (2.75 mm) 16” (40.5 cm) long circular (circ).
Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) 16” (40.5 cm) long circular (circ).
Size U.S. 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the
correct gauge.

Markers (m), tapestry needle.

26.5 sts and 32 rows = 4” (10 cm) over Fair Isle patt.

Hat is worked in-the-round.

My Dad (a.k.a Popper) had this hat since before I had been born. It went everywhere with us, skiing at Bear Mountain, back to Greece (even though it never really got cold enough to wear there), and on the everyday car ride. This hat was such a part of him that when it blew off the balcony one day a neighbor found it, recognized it and returned it to us.

Sadly, Popper passed away and my sister and I split up the various mementos. She got the hat but I decided I wanted one too. This pattern is an homage to Popper’s Hat. It’s not an exact copy, I designed it to be simpler to knit (the original was machine made) but it still retains the style and colors of the original.

Here’s to you Dad.