December 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in double rice stitch on larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m)
18¾" (20½)" brim circumference and 81/4 (91/4)" tall.
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $3.25.

Emerson is a casual slouch hat with subtle detailing and alternative construction. Instead of casting on to work in the round as for most hats, Emerson instead begins by being worked flat. A slipped selvedge edge makes for easy sewing the piece together after knitting is complete. Rather than trying to hide the seam line it is presented as an opportunity for embellishment by being worked in a contrasting color.