Designed to work in both stretchy and non-stretchy yarns (like alpaca or silk blends). The hat is knit from the bottom up, with a slipped stitch hem to help keep the edge from flaring out. A decorative yarn over round completes the edging and makes the hat more interesting. Instead of the usual ribbing, a slipped stitch ribbing is used to provide negative ease- this helps keep the hat from stretching out too much and keeps the hat in place. Knit in DK weight yarn, pattern includes 8 sizes from preemie to x-large. Includes variations.
Pattern is 8 page version.
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Sample knit in Glimmer by The Alpaca Yarn Company (95% baby alpaca, 5% polyester; 183 yards/ 167 meters) 1 skein in color 1609. Shown in size Adult Small.
6 stitches 6.5 unstretched and 9 rows per inch in rib pattern. 1 inch = 2.5 cm.
200 yards of DK weight