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Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat


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Romantic and feminine pill box style hat - One size. Fully test knit. Charted and written pattern with US and Metric equivalents. Intermediate skill level. Single short seam. Brim is a twisted stitch mirrored lace, with cable accents and garter stitch lower edge. Brim knit flat, then seamed into round - instructions provided for mattress, 3 needle, or graft joining. Crown worked in round, with stitches picked up along brim edge and worked on circulars (until DPNs needed) in a segmented inward spiral decrease. Finished with either a braided tassel, or I-cord and leaves. Yarn: 145 -165 yards (128 - 145 m) Worsted yarn I recommend a high animal fiber content yarn Samples used: fuzzy tassel - 153 yd/140 m Rowan Kid Classic Heather leaves - 164 yds/ 150 m Cascade 220 Needles: US 6 (4 mm) straight needles US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16" (40cm) long US 6 (4 mm) Double Pointed Needles - set of 4 or 5 ~ Or needle sizes that get gauge Other supplies: 1 Stitch marker Row counter Darning needle 12" (30 cm) ruler ~ optional for tassel Crochet hook (4mm) ~ optional for leaf stems/join Stitches: C2 over2L = cable 2 over 2 left (leaning) C2 over2R = cable 2 over 2 right (leaning) K = knit. Ktbl = Knit thru the back loop P = purl. Ptbl = Purl thru the back loop TwSSK/Twisted SSK = twisted slip slip knit TwK2tog/Twisted K2tog = twisted knit 2 together BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl ssk k2tog yo twisted stitches knit in round DPNs k & p TBL pick up and knit Twisted decreases! Explained in pattern seaming - mattress, 3 needle BO OR grafting GAUGE 23 stitches by 28 rows in stockinette in the round SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS one size SUGGESTED YARN 165 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rowan Kid Classic COLORWAY stormy blue (my name)

Recommended with this pattern

  • 153 yards of heavy worsted/aran
  • US sz 6(4mm) straight needles
  • US sz 6 (4mm) 16" ;long circular needle

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