Gentian Hat by Brenda K. B. Anderson

Gentian Hat

June 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in hdc blo; Rnds 2-9 of lace patt = 2 3/4" wide and 2" tall before blocking
2.25 mm (B)
393 yards (359 m)
19" head circumference and 9 1/2" tall, including ribbing
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Create this lovely, leafy stitch pattern with a series of chains and double crochet stitches. Quick to make, this open hat will allow the summer breeze to cool you off.

Difficulty Easy

Finished Size One size fits most. 19” head circumference and 9 1/2” tall, including ribbing, blocked.

Yarn Zitron Feinheit (distributed by Skacel) (100% superwash wool; 393 yd (359 m)/ 3 1/2 oz (100 g); ): #1621 (blue-gray), 1 hank.

Hook Size B/1 (2.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions Removable stitch markers (m), 6; yarn needle; water spray bottle; mug and balloon (optional).

Gauge 10 sts = 1 1/4” and 20 rows = 4” in hdc blo; Rnds 2–9 of lace patt = 2 3/4” wide and 2” tall before blocking.

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  • When pattern indicates to work in shell, work in center stitch unless otherwise stated.
  • Hat is worked from brim up beginning with the ribbing and ending with the crown.
  • This hat is very stretchy and can be blocked to fit heads from 20–24” in circumference.

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