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Kelp Crown

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Yarn: DK weight, approximately 160 (205, 225) yds./146.5 (187.5, 206) m
Shown in Madelinetosh Tosh DK (100% superwash merino; 225 yds./206 m per skein) in Dr. Zhivago's Sky, one skein

Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 24 stitches and 28 rounds = 4 in./10 cm in reverse stockinette stitch in the round

Sizes: Child (Teen/Adult Small, Adult Large), to fit head circumference of 20 (22, 24) in./51 (56, 61) cm

The traveling twisted stitches that circle the head in this hat are reminiscent of kelp plants gently moving in the water.

The following skills and stitches are used to knit this hat:
- twisted stitches
- cable twists (using two stitches)
- bobbles (instructions given in pattern)
- basic decreases (p2tog)

The stitch motif is both charted and written out.

The fit of this hat is slouchy but adjustable. The brim can be adjusted for a snugger fit by using a smaller needle for the twisted rib, and the length of the hat can be adjusted by adding or subtracting plain rounds once the stitch pattern section has been completed.

Finished sizes:
Circumference: 18.5 (21.5, 24) in./46.5 (53.5, 60) cm
Length: 11 (12, 12) in./28 (30.5, 30.5) cm

This pattern has been professionally tech edited.
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