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For head circumference: 35 (39, 43, 47) cm
Actual hat circumference (1 to 2cm negative ease): 33 (38, 41, 46) cm
The model head circumference is 46.5cm and wearing 41cm hat.
Hat depth: 15.1 (18.7, 19.3, 20.5) cm.
Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca Melange (Sport weight; 100% baby alpaca; 100m [110yds] per 50g skein)
1 (1, 2, 2) x 50g skein in Chili Pepper (815) as MC
1 x 50g skein in Licorice (802) as yarn B
Blue Sky Fibers Baby Alpaca Sport Weight (Sport weight; 100% baby alpaca; 100m [110yds] per 50g skein)
1 x 50g skein in Avocado (520) as yarn C
22 sts and 32 rows/rnds to 10cm over stocking stitch using 3.25mm needles.
1 set of 3.25mm (UK 10/US 3) cir needles 80-100cm long for the back neck and the main section of the hat.
1 set of 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) DPNs for the stalk and leaves.
1 set 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) cir needles 80-100cm long for garter edging.
6 stitch markers
The hat is knitted using both flat and circular knitting bottom up using cir needles. Magic Loop method is used to work the main section of the hat in the rnd.
First the back of the hat is knitted. Then stitches are provisionally cast on to work the upper section of the hat in circular knitting.
After the shaping of the hat, the stalk is worked in i-cord technique and the leaf, which is separately made, is attached at the end.
The provisional cast on is then unravelled to work the garter edging in circular needles to accommodate the edges.