Solstice Hat by Meghan Jones
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Solstice Hat

Knitting
September 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in charted patt
US 3 - 3.25 mm
1085 yards (992 m)
19.5 (22.25)" circumference and 8.5 (9)" tall
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $6.50.

Worked in brilliant oranges and deep blues, the Solstice Hat is rich and regal. The stars are worked with warm shades of gold and orange that emulate the warmth of candles we burn at midnight while we wait in the deep darkness to be renewed in the next cycle of light.

Difficulty Intermediate

Finished Size 19.5 (22.25)“ circumference and 8.5 (9)” tall. Hat shown measures 19.5”.

Yarn Harrisville Designs Shetland (100% pure virgin wool): #15 loden blue (teal; MC), #06 cornsilk (yellow; CC1), #04 gold (CC2), #65 poppy (red; CC3), and #31 cobalt (blue; CC4), 1 skein each.

Needles Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16” circular and set of double-pointed. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Marker; tapestry needle.

Gauge 26 sts and 33 rnds = 4” in charted patt.

Note This hat is worked from the bottom up with a hemmed brim.