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This unisex hat is a quick and easy knit! Find a self-striping bulky yarn and let the color changes add some interest. X marks the spot at the top of the head! There is a hidden inner ribbing that
provides a second layer of warmth around the ears - perfect for outdoors in the winter. You can choose to braid the tails or tie the tails macramé-style. The
prototype for this hat was knit for a ski bum at Crested Butte, Colorado -- hence the name!
Pattern has been tech edited.
Finished Circumference for Small [Large]: 19" (48 cm) [21¾" (55 cm)]
Hat is designed with 1-2" negative ease.
Gauge: 16 sts = 4" (10 cm) in St st for Small size
14 sts = 4" (10 cm) in St st for Large size
Skills Required: Knitting and purling in rnds either on a long circular needle (magic loop), small circular needle, or dpns, crocheted provisional cast on,
centered double decrease, i-cord and attached i-cord
Yarn: Bulky Weight Yarn, approximately 155 yards / 170 meters
Models knit with 2 balls each of Ironstone Yarns Color Changes in #844 (black/gray) and #003 (Red).
Note: Yarn amounts are only guaranteed when working pattern to the specified gauge.
Needles and hook: Sizes US 8 (5 mm) and 10 (6 mm) for Small size or sizes US 9 (5.5 mm) and 10½ (6.5 mm) for Large size or sizes you need to obtain gauge; hat can be knit with long circulars (magic loop method), 16" circulars, or dpns
Size US 8 (5 mm) dpns for Small size or size US 9 (5.5 mm) dpns for Large size for i-cord
Crochet hook, size J (6 mm) for provisional cast on
Extras: Marker, scrap yarn, yarn needle