DARING

Open Crown Hat

Daring = Adventurous or audaciously bold.
This design celebrates beautiful geometric patterns in just such a spirit. Knit in the round, this striking open crown hat features ribbed edges flanking a bold color work motif. The stranded color work creates a super cozy double-layered fabric via the floats that are carried along the inside of the piece. Worked in a 100% alpaca yarn, you’ve got the ultimate in softness and warmth; plus room for your messy-bun or ponytail to make a splash! Pair with Gallant Mitts for a cozy matching set!

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Daring Open Crown Hat Knitting Pattern

Knitting pattern PDF download. See above for detailed description.

$5.00

SIZE & FIT

Sized for adults in S/M (M/L).
To fit a 21 (23)” / 53 (58.5) cm head.

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Head Circumference: 19.5 (21.5)” / 49.5 (54.5) cm.
Width: 6.25 (7)” / 16 (18) cm.

YARN

Uses approximately 123 (151) yards / 112.5 (138) meters 100% alpaca light worsted/dk weight yarn. Sample shown in Juniper Moon Farm “Herriot;” 100% baby alpaca, 218 yards / 199 meters per 100 gram skein in the following approximate amounts:
Color 1, #01 Talc, 55 (67) yards / 50.5 (61.5) m;
Color 2, #04 Walnut, 55 (67) yards / 50.5 (61.5) m;
Color 3, #03 Bullrush, 13 (17) yards / 12 (15.5) m.

NEEDLES

One set 6 US / 4 mm needles* (or size to obtain gauge in color work pattern).
One set 5 US / 3.75 mm needles* (or one size smaller than needed for gauge).
One set of DPNs in size needed for gauge.
*Use a set of DPNs or circular needle(s), according to your preferences for knitting in the round.

GAUGE

23 sts & 26 rnds = 4” / 10 cm on larger needles, worked in the round in color work pattern and measured after wet blocking.

NOTIONS

4 stitch markers (1 unique, 3 matching), and a yarn needle.

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