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A soft and highly textured hat, Ruckle features a hemmed brim and three dimensional allover tucks. The ruckles are fun to knit and fanciful to wear, and add an original flair to any outfit. For a fun and matched set, look for the companion Ruckle Hat and Mitts. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Techniques & Skills Used: provisional CO, knit/purl, increasing/decreasing, knitting in the round; this pattern includes written instructions, as well as a photo and video tutorial for the tuck stitch. GAUGE Gauge: 18 stitches x 24 rows/4" in stockinette stitch, after gentle blocking. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Size: S (M, L) to fit approximately 20.5 (22.5, 24.5)" head circumference; 18.5 (21.25, 24)" circumference, 7.25 (8.5, 9.5)" depth, unstretched.

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards/100g); 1 skein. Size M shown in Paris Night.
  • Other Materials: US 8 (5mm) dpns or 32" circular needle if using Magic Loop, or size to match gauge; Spare US 8 32" circular needle, for hemming brim; Stitch markers (10); Yarn needle; Smooth cotton yarn for provisional CO.

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