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A quick and easy garter stitch hat, Eldora is perfect for showing off variegated yarn. This hipster beanie is cast on provisionally and knit sideways with short row shaping, then the first and last rows are grafted together for a seamless finish. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques & Skills Used: Provisional CO, knit, short rows, grafting; a link is provided to my short rows tutorial, and grafting instructions are included. GAUGE Gauge: 16 st and 32 rows/4" in garter stitch, after gentle blocking. Row gauge determines hat circumference in this sideways knit. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Child (Adult); 19" circumference and 7.75 (8.5)" height; the stretchy garter stitch and single ply wool will accommodate many head sizes. SUGGESTED YARN 100 yards of Worsted weight

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Merino Worsted (100% merino wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein, shown in Deja Vu, or approximately 100 (110) yards of worsted weight yarn.
  • Other Materials: US 9 (5.5mm) 16" circular needle or 32" circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Scrap yarn for provisional CO; Yarn needle.

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