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Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I finished this Fine hat using the brand new colors Shitake and Red Hot. It is a winner! I want a few more of this one around my house. While I was waiting for the giveaway to wind down I posted about this hat on my other blog and asked if anyone had any name suggestions for the hat. One kind knitter suggested Chili Pepper and I loved this idea, so it is.
The hat is very versatile. It could be for a baby, child, woman or man. There are so many great color combinations you could use in Fine that the sky is the limit. After you are done with one colorway you can reverse the colors and make another hat to use up the leftovers. The hat is light as air on your head and the brim can be worn turned up or left down.
Here is some information you might like to know (please note the sizing information):
Size: Baby (small child, large child, woman, man)
Note: The hat is very stretchy and can fit a head that is several inches larger in circumference than the hat measurement. My head is 22-inches around and the 19-inch women’s size hat fits my head comfortably. My daughter’s head measures 21 ½ inches in circumference. The sample is knit in the 19-inch women’s size.
Circumference of the hat in approximate inches (the following measurements have been rounded): 14 (16, 18, 19, 20) inches
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Fine (80% superwash wool, 20% silk, 65 grams/248 yards);
1 skein each in Shitake #7814 and Red Hot #7815
Needles: US size 3 sixteen-inch circular needles and a set of 4 double-pointed needles OR size to obtain gauge
Gauge: 7 sts per inch in stockinette stitch
Some other color combinations in Fine you might like to try are:
Tutu and Sassafras
Glow Worm and Lizard
Calypso and Anemone
Dachshund and Clementine
Popcorn and any of the colors
Chili Pepper is the perfect summer project because it is small, light, portable, simple and plain fun! Just like summer should be.
Have fun with your Chili Pepper hats. Keep me posted.