Castiel lacy slouchy hat - knitting pattern

Is Castiel casually elegant or elegantly casual? One thing is for sure - this Hat has its feet firmly planted on the ground, despite the lacy columns. It is named after the Angel of Thursday - which probably makes it an everyday Hat that is a bit special!

Castiel is worked bottom up in the round and is available in four sizes.

Worked bottom up and in the round, this pattern is available in 4 sizes, to fit: 17 [19, 21, 23] in/43.25 [48.25, 53.25, 58.5] cm (finished size: 14 [16, 18, 20] in/35.5 [40.75, 45.75, 51] cm).

Sample shown in Natural Dye Studio Angel DK [262yd/240m per 100g; 70% Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere]; shown in size 21in/53.25cm on model with 21.75in/58.5cm circumference head.

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, basic lace, specialist cast-on.

Contains:

  • Written & charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 107 [129, 153, 177] yd/98 [119, 140, 162] m heavy DK or Worsted weight, plied yarn (Gauge 20 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St. / 20 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm over 1x1 Rib)
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31yd/29m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
* Set 3.5mm/US4 & 3.75mm/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary
  • 
Tapestry needle
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