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Wanting an extra layer of warmth over my ears and this idea of an unusually constructed hat, I started this design with a knitted cabled band. This band is worked sideways back and forth, while simultaneously creating live stitches for the body of the hat.  (Eliminating the need for picking up stitches). This band is folded up when worn to create the extra layer of warmth. The body of the hat consists of a simple broken rib pattern, which reminded me of the columns of the Acropolis, thus the name.  

An option is included for making a slouchy version, without the extra layer over the ears and adding a pom-pom to the top.

Brim Size: 
To fit head circumference of: 16”/20”/23” [40cm/51cm/58cm]; with about 1” (2.5cm) ease 
Height: 6.5”/8”/9”

Yarn: 150/180/210 yds [137/165/192m] of aran weight, tweed yarn.
Sample: Soft Donegal (100% Merino Wool; 100g; 210 yards) - 1 hank, #5221
Needles: US5 (3.75mm) either 40” circ for brim and magic loop or 24” circ for working brim, 16” circ for knitting in the round, and dpns for crown decreases. Or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Darning needle; stitch marker; waste yarn or crochet hook for provisional cast on; cable needle.

18 sts = 4” [10cm] in broken rib worked in the round
Rnd 1: *K2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.
Rnd 2: K to end of rnd.

Low Vision Format is in 23 and 25 pt Sans Serif; also screenreader readable. 
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