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Solstice Glow hat

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Either with the glow of summer or of winter, enjoy this Solstice as our Earth seems to pause at the extreme of its orbit.

This slightly slouchy beanie worked from the bottom up, in the round, and using the Fair Isle colourwork technique. This pattern includes 3 animal motif (chickens, pigs, geese). There are 2 crown shaping charts: This hat matches the Hillary Fluff cardigan, Option 1 has a repeat of 20 sts and matches closely to the cardigan repeat. Option 2 is really a repeat of 4 sts worked across the entire hat.
In addition, you may add embroidery and Duplicate St embellishments (small explanation included in pattern).

Shetland 4ply by Gathered Sheep Yarns; Fingering; 100% Pure Shetland Wool; 96yds (87.8m)/20g mini skein
approximate yarn amounts:
MC (Spicy Treat) - 7g; 34yds/31m; 1 mini skein
CC1 (Creepy Pumpkin) - 7g; 34yds/31m; 1 mini skein
CC2 (Stone) - 19g; 92yds/84m; 1mini skein
CC3 (Vampires Blood) - 6g; 29yds/26.5m; 1 mini skein
CC4 (Ghoulish Cocktail) - 15g; 72yds/66m; 1 mini skein
CC5 (Olive Tree) - 7g; 34yds/31m; 1 mini skein
plus, small amounts for embroidery and Duplicate Stitch embellishments
2.75mm (us no 2) circular 20in/50cm; DPNs 6in/15cm (crown)
3.25mm (us no 3) 20in/50cm; DPNs 6in/15cm (crown)
26 sts x 30 rows = 4in/10cm measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles
Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.
approximate finished size:
one size fits most; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head
additional tools:
needle to weave in ends, st marker
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