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Echinoidea Hat is a textured cable hat that can be knitted up in both aran and bulky weight.

Aran version of the hat is designed to have about 2” (5 cm) negative ease and to have a snug fit. Bulky version of the hat is designed to have just a little negative ease and to have a slouchy fit.

The pattern provides instructions for making two versions of the hat in both weights—with simple ribbed brim and with double folded ribbed brim for added warmth.

 

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YARDAGE

Aran weight wool yarn, approximately:

  • 150 [170] yards (140 [160] m) for single brimmed version
  • 190 [215] yards (180 [200] m) for double brimmed version

Bulky weight wool yarn, approximately:

  • 145 [160] yards (130 [145] m) for single brimmed version
  • 180 [195] yards (165 [180] m) for double brimmed version
SUGGESTED YARN

Aran version

  • Garnstudio DROPS Alaska (100% wool; 77 yards (70 m)/50 g)
  • Garnstudio DROPS Nepal (65% wool, 35% alpaca; 82 yards (75 m)/50 g)

Bulky version

  • Garnstudio DROPS Eskimo (100% wool; 55 yards (50 m) / 50 g)
  • Wool of the Andes Bulky (100% wool; 137 yards (125 m) / 100 g)

 

Light grey aran sample shown in size S/M is knitted with Ice Yarns Paella Alpaca (65% merino, 20% alpaca, 15% silk; 87 yards (80 m)/50 g).

Orange bulky samples shown in size L/XL are knitted with Troitsk Yarn Tenderness (50% wool, 50% goat down; 328 yards (300 m)/100 g), three strands held together.

Grey bulky sample shown in size S/M is knitted with Kamteks Pyshka (100% wool; 120 yards (110 m)/100 g).

NEEDLES

Aran version

  • Size US 6 (4 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular needles
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) set of double pointed needles (DPNs)
  • (optional) Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 32” (80 cm) or 40” (100 cm) circular needles if you prefer using the magic loop method for finishing the hat

Bulky version

  • Size US 9 (5.5 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular needles
  • Size US 11 (8.0 mm) 20” (50 cm) circular needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Size US 11 (8.0 mm) set of double pointed needles (DPNs)
  • (optional) Size US 11 (8.0 mm) 32” (80 cm) or 40” (100 cm) circular needles, if you prefer using the magic loop method for finishing the hat
TOOLS AND NOTIONS
  • Cable needle
  • Blunt tapestry needle
  • Stitch marker
  • (optional) Fur/faux fur pom pom
GAUGE

Aran version

16 stitches and 27 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles, relaxed after blocking

Bulky version

13 stitches and 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on larger needles, relaxed after blocking

SIZING

Adult S/M [Adult L/XL] to fit head circumference 20-21.5 [21.5-23] in (51-54.5 [54.5-59] cm)

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

Aran version

  • Unstretched Hat Circumference: 18 [19 1/4] in (46 [49] cm)
  • Hat Height: 9 1/2 [9 1/2] in (24 [24] cm)

Bulky version

  • Unstretched Hat Circumference: 19 1/4 [20 3/4] in (49 [53] cm)
  • Hat Height: 10 1/4 [10 1/4] in (26 [26] cm)
SKILL LEVEL

Intermediate

SPECIAL TECHNIQUES

Long tail tubular cast on

PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
  • Chart
  • Written instructions
LANGUAGE

English

 

 

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