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Contrariwise is worked in the round from brim to crown, using heavy fingering/light sport weight yarn. The pattern includes two sizes, and offers instructions for a brim with or without a contrasting hem, a slouchy or beanie style hat, and tips on further adjusting the hat depth. The colourwork section and crown decreases are charted only.

19.5 (22) in/ 49.5 (56) cm circumference in colourwork section; 8 (10) in/ 20.5 (25.5) cm depth (Depth is adjustable.)

Heavy fingering/light sport weight yarn: MC, 145 yds/133 m; CC1, 115 yds/105 m; CC2 (for contrasting hem, if desired): 40 yds/37 m.

Sample 1 (lg beanie, contrasting hem): Sunday Knits 3-ply (246 yd [225m]/1.75 oz. [50g]), Nirvana (92% merino, 8% cashmere; ), Charcoal; Brigadoon (100% extra-fine merino tweed), Birch; Angelic (75% extra-fine merino, 25% angora), Tomato.

Sample 2 (small, slouchy): Sunday Knits 3-ply, Angelic, Smoke; Brigadoon, Birch.

Sample 3 (small, beanie): Spincycle Yarns Dyed in the Wool (100% superwash bluefaced leicester wool; 200 yds [183m]/2 oz. [60g]), The Saddest Place; Sunday Knits Eden 3-ply (100% extra-fine merino), Night

US 2/2.75 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle (if doing hem)
U 2.5/3.0 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle
US 3/3.25 mm 16 in/40 cm circular needle & dpns
crochet hook for provisional cast on (if doing hem)

29.5 sts & 36 rows = 4 in/10 cm in stranded colourwork in the round, blocked.

1 stitch marker, yarn needle, scrap yarn for provisional cast on (if doing hem)

About the Yarns
The Sunday Knits 3-ply yarns and Spincycle Dyed in the Wool are smooth, worsted-spun, heavy fingering to light sport weight yarns. All of these yarns will develop a slight halo with washing and wear, which makes them a great choice for colourwork. When choosing yarns for your project, look for soft, plied wool or wool blends with a bit of memory or spring to them.
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