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Here's the perfect way to use up that gorgeous, but lonely ball of Noro Silk Garden that caught your eye at that terrific yarn sale!
It's a not-overly-complicated hat design that allows the Silk Garden color variations to show to their best advantage, while offering an interesting and enjoyable knitting experience. Knit from the bottom up on DPN's - it's a super quick and seamless project!
Satisfy your fiber senses and make this one in one sitting or just a few evenings. Great as a last-minute gift item that will be sure to please.
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Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 20" [51 cm] unstretched at ribbed edge; stretches easily to 25" [63.5 cm]. Approx 7 ½"[19 cm] total height. One size fits most women.
Yarn Used: Noro Silk Garden (45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lamb's Wool); 1.75 oz/50 g [109 yds/100 m] per ball): 1 ball in color #205 [NOTE: This hat uses up almost ALL of the yarn, so if you do a gauge swatch, it is safest to reuse the swatch yarn for the hat or at least have it on hand just in case!].
Pattern Gauge: 16 sts = 4" [10 cm] and approx 16 rnds = 3" [7.5 cm] in Curvy Lace stitch.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A worsted weight yarn with a gauge of 4.5 stitches = 1" on US size 8 needles.
Total Yardage Required: 109 yds [100 m].
Some suggested yarn substitutes to try:
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Knitting Needles Used: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) in Size 10 [6 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE; (Optional; you can just use DPNs if you prefer) 1 - 16" or shorter circular needle in Size 10 [6 mm] OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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Posted by Mary-Alice Philman on 13th Apr 2015
I had leftover cotton/acrylic yarn after making a short-sleeve cardigan for my granddaughter, and wanted to make a matching hat for her. She will be traveling to Greece this summer with the P2P Program, and needed something with sleeves and to cover her head when she visits the Greek Orthodox churches. I selected this pattern as I needed something lightweight and airy. It was an extremely fast knit--only took two evenings while catching up on Netflix--and really turned out cute and fits her well. I did go down a needle size for the ribbing, as the cotton/acrylic yarn tends to stretch. I will definitely use this pattern again!
Posted by Lynne on 21st Dec 2013
What a nice pattern to follow! I love the chart to follow the pattern. It makes everything easier. I used the yarn and needle size recommended and the hat isn't overly large which is good as I knit it for a smaller person.
Posted by Kristi on 6th Jul 2013
It's been years since I did any knitting and I was pleased to find and use the stitch chart for the first time. It made it really easy to keep the pattern under control. I also used a different wool than recommended and it has turned out a little bigger but not much, although I did do a tension test before hand. I used Patons "Inca" 7mm needles, 2 X 50g balls.