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Charm personified in a hat! This lovely lace hat is knit with just one-ball of incredibly soft chunky 100% baby alpaca yarn. It's a quick project, knit seamlessly in the round, with lots of great details.
The leaf lace stitch is a pretty contrast to the 2x2 ribbing and works beautifully with the subtle color variations of this hand-dyed yarn. The button tab detail adds a whimsical accent. For the sample, instead of a button, I used a vintage shell buckle from my stash. The leaves on the buckle echo the lace pattern so nicely.
The hat is shaped at the top with just a little bit of slouch to give it a more modern fit! This is a very feminine hat that makes an ideal gift knit.
Special thanks to hollytreedyeworks.etsy.com for sponsoring this pattern and sending me the gorgeous chunky baby alpaca!
Finished Knit Measurements: Approx 19 ¼" [49 cm] around bottom opening, unstretched; 9 ½" [24 cm] height.
Yarn Used: Chunky Baby Alpaca (100% Baby Alpaca) from HollyTreeDyeWorks.etsy.com; 3.5 oz/100 g [109 yds/100 m] per hank): 1 hank. Color shown is "hand-dyed green shades of the forest."
Pattern Gauge: Approx 10 sts = 3" [7.5 cm] and 13 rnds = 3" [7.5 cm] in Leaf Lace stitch.
Yarn Label Gauge and Information: A chunky weight yarn..
Total Yardage Required: 109 yds [100 m].
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Knitting Needles Used: Size 11 [8 mm]: 1 set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE;
Size 11 [8 mm]: 16" circular needle OR straight needles (ribbed part of hat is knit in rows to create the button/buckle tab) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.
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