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Machu Picchu Earflap Hat


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This Peruvian inspired earflap hat features a unique, new cast-on technique and Andean patterns worked in fair isle. This is a great pattern for learning fair isle color work. GAUGE 14 sts and 20 rows to 4 ins in St st SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Size:Small Adult- 20 ins(Medium/Large Adult- 23 ins) SUGGESTED YARN 164 yards of Bulky weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Alpaca with a Twist Big Baby COLORWAY #0095 Embers, #1016 Kentucky Blue, #3003 Carnival Red

Supplies Needed

  • 2 Skeins (1 each color) Alpaca with a Twist Big Baby (100% baby alpaca) (82 yds/100g)
  • 1 16" circular needle, size US 10 (6.0 mm) and 4 double pointed needles (dpns), Size US 10 (6.0 mm) or 2 16" circular needles, size US 10 (6.0 mm)
  • 1 Size I or J Crochet Hook

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bluegirl knits is a knitwear design company providing patterns for a variety of skill sets. bluegirl knits was started in 2008 by Nichole Reese, who began knitting at the age of 8 and just kept knitting. Nichole's background in accounting and her love of math and numbers has spurred her on to creating new techniques and ways to maximize the use of yarns in her patterns. Nichole is a published designer and her designs can be seen in a variety of magazines and books. In 2010, she became a Professional Member of the Association of Knitwear Designers. Why bluegirl knits? Because Nichole loves blue!