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London Calling


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Channel your inner Clash hipster, or just stay warm with this superbulky, adjustable hat. The button band is knit flat in textured linen stitch, making the most of a variegated yarn and a cozy covering for your ears. Then the hat is joined and knit in the round to the crown and closed with two buttons, for a fast finished knit that looks great in both multi- and classic colors. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques Used: knit/purl, decreasing, knitting in the round. GAUGE Gauge: 8 st x 14 rows/4" in stockinette stitch; 8 st x 20 rows/4" in linen stitch. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: Small (Large); 21 (24)" finished circumference

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Rasta (100% merino wool; 90 yards/150g); 1 skein. Size S shown in Zarzamora; London Calling requires approximately 65 (70) yards of superbulky yarn.
  • Other Materials: US 15 40" circular needle for Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; US 15 straight needle, to overlap band; Stitch markers (6); Yarn needle or 6.5mm crochet hook; 7/8" buttons (2); Matching sewing thread and needle.

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