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The Huacaya hat (pronounced "wuh-kai-ya",) is a feminine, slouchy hat with gently-curving lace designed to be knit with a very soft and drapey worsted weight yarn, such as an alpaca or a silk blend. It is knit from brim to crown, with twisted stitch ribbing worked on needles one size down from the main body of the hat. It is finished with wedge-shaped decreases that neatly converge for the crown.The pattern includes one size that fits an average adult woman or teen (18-22" (46-56 cm) circumference head) and it includes both written directions and charts for the main pattern repeat and crown decreases. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round, purl, knit through the back loop, increase, decrease, yarnover GAUGE 5 sts/inch and 6.5 rnds/inch in stockinette in the round on larger needles SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS fits an average adult woman or teen (18-22" (46-56 cm) circumference head) SUGGESTED YARN 120 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Burgis Brook Alpacas Worsted Weight COLORWAY undyed

Recommended with this pattern

  • ~120 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • size 6 (4.0mm) 16" circular needle
  • size 8 (5.0mm) 16" circulare needle and DPNs

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Shoelaceswitcher Designs
Hi! My name is Alicia. I'm a knitting ecologist with a weakness for socks, shawls, and shiny pretty yarn. My designs reflect what I like to knit: simple, easy-to-work patterns appropriate for knitters-on-the-go that result in elegant, wearable garments. Other than knitting I love poetry, books, music, and science. I'm engaged to a wonderful guy (a.k.a. the Fiasco) and we have a very sweet cat, Calypso, and new kitten, Darwin.