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Construction and pattern notes
This hat is knit top down in the round. It is possible to custom size this hat fairly easily; instructions are provided on how to add or delete pattern repeats.
Age 4-Adult S: 53cm/20 ¾ inches in circumference and 21.5cm/8 ½ inches long
Adult M: 56cm/22 inches in circumference and 23cm/9 inches long
Adult L: 60cm/23 ½ inches in circumference and 23.5cm/9 ¼ inches long
20 stitches and 28 rounds over 10cm/4 in over main pattern.
Knitting in the round
5mm (US 8) circular needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge for main rise of hat. 4 mm (US 6) for ribbing or a needle 0.5mm (or one or two US sizes) smaller (optional). You can use double pointed needles if you prefer. Pattern assumes magic loop, but you may substitute your preferred method for small circumference knitting when increasing the crown.
Tapestry needle to weave in ends.
Yarn and yardage
Cumbria by The Fibre Co. Worsted / 10 ply
60% Merino, 30% Masham, 10% Mohair in colourways Buttermere (Contrast) & Blackbeck (Main Colour):
Age 4-Adult S:
Main colour 56yds/51m
Contrast colour: 48yds/44m
Main colour 65yds/59m
Contrast colour: 55yds/50m
Main colour 72yds/66m
Contrast colour: 61yds/55m
Always allow extra yarn, prticularly if substituting yarn type.