Tomodachi by Noriko Ho

Tomodachi

Knitting
December 2018
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette st, in the round, after blocking
US 15 - 10.0 mm
66 - 90 yards (60 - 82 m)
XS (S, M, L) - 18 (20, 22, 24)" head circumference
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Tomodachi means “friends” in Japanese. This hat’s name is Tomodachi because it’s such a quick and easy knit that you’ll easily be able to knit one up for all of your friends! The sample hats only took an evening to start and finish, each!

The brim of the hat is knit side to side first, then sts are picked up to create the body and crown of the hat. The brim offers two options for finishing, one involving seaming, and the other kitchener stitch. Links have been provided to aid with either version.

Materials
Yarn
66 (75, 84, 90) yds (60.4 (68.6, 76.8, 82)m) of Malabrigo Caracol (100% superwash merino; 90 yds (82m)/150g)
Samples in photos are Fuscia, Archangel, and Water Green.

Needles
US 15 10mm – 16” circular needles and DPNs
Or size to obtain gauge.

Notions
4 stitch markers (one being unique for BOR m), tapestry needle, scrap yarn (optional, if a provisional CO is desired), cable needle

Gauge
10 sts x 14 rows = 4” x 4” 10cm x 10cm in stockinette stitch, post blocking
10 sts x 15 rows = 4” x 4” 10cm x 10cm in stockinette stitch, pre-blocking
Swatches were knit in the round.

Final Dimensions
18.5 (20, 22.5, 24)” 47 (50.8, 57.2, 61)cm circumference at widest point x 9.5 (10, 10, 10.25)” 24.1 (25.4, 25.4, 26)cm height.

Sizes
XS (S, M, L)
To fit 18 (20, 22, 24)” 45.7 (50.8, 55.9, 61)cm head circumference. If you are between sizes, size down.
Model is wearing a size S with a 21” head circumference.

Notes
Due to the nature of superwash wool, wet blocking may cause the hat to grow larger. Sometimes, a quick tumble by itself in the dryer (5 min intervals, it should come out of the dryer damp), can help a superwash yarn bounce back into shape. Please do NOT try this with a non-superwash wool! If you do not want to risk the size of your hat changing significantly, steam blocking is an alternative method, but this did not allow the yarn to bloom and soften.

This pattern has been tech edited by Jessica Schwab.