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Backup Goalie


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This hat had directions for two weights fingering and worsted. The fingering hat is sized for a Medium and a Large. The worsted only comes in Large. If you are comfortable playing around with gauge and the number of repeats, it is possible to come up with a wide variety of sizes. Let me just start by saying that, I love hockey. In fact, "love" may be understating it a bit. So, when I decided to design this hat, I wanted it to be an ode to the backup goalie by choosing hockey team colors (in this case the Kings/gray, Sabres/blue). When I was a kid, I would see the backup sitting there, often in a baseball cap or with no hat at all and I thought their heads looked cold. For some reason, that's always stuck with me. This unisex hat starts with 1x1 twisted rib and then works into the colorwork pattern on the body. The crown is a "star" design that is formed rather naturally. The hat also has direction for two weights as mentioned. The fingering version has a looser gauge than the worsted and does fit a little more "slouchy". The yarns chosen are very "bouncy" and work to give a bit more slouch to the hat. Sizes Adult M Fingering (Adult L Fingering, Adult L Worsted) Finished Measurements Circumference 20 22.4, 19.5 inches, Worsted hat stretches to fit up to 22 inch head. Fingering hat is a bit slouchier in the L size. Length 9.5 9.5, 9.5 inches Gauge Fingering Weight Hat 25sts and 28 rows on larger needle in stranded stockinette, washed and blocked Worsted Weight Hat 20 sts and 25 rows on larger needle in stranded stockinette, washed and blocked Materials Fingering Weight Hat Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock [100% Superwash Merino; 370 yards in 100grams(3.53 oz)] 1/2 skein each color C1: Dark Charcoal C2: Smoke Gray Worsted Weight Hat The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted [75% Merino 20% Cashmere 5% Nylon; 200 yards in 100grams (3.53 oz)] 1 skein each color Blue/Gold Hat C1: Chantilly C2: Princess Phone Black/Gray Hat C1: Morticia C2: Barely Birch Notions Stitch marker Darning needle Needles Fingering Weight Hat 1 US 2/2.75mm circular needle 16 inch 1 US 3/3.25 mm circular needle 16 inch 1 set of double pointed needles US 3/3.25 or needle size to obtain gauge Worsted Weight Hat 1 US 4/3.5mm circular needle 16 inch 1 US 5/3.75mm circular needle 16 inch 1 set double pointed needles US 5/3.75cm Or needle size to obtain gauge BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY stranded knitting, catching floats

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Ninja8tofu Designs
I love knitting. Through my love(some would say obsession), I have discovered the world of knitting design. I have always been drawn to different aspects of design, whether it be graphic design, home design, or fashion design. I am an artist at heart and I find myself most satisfied in the realm of knitting.