Fine Fella

Irish Girlie Knits

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Short Description: My great-aunt Mimi described her brother, my great-uncle Frank, as such a caring, friendly guy. They grew up during the Depression, and she says he always brought home a friend when he was on leave. When their mother would wonder how she would feed an extra, “Frankie" would say, “Ah mom. Give him mine." I designed the Uncle Frank socks in my great-uncle's honor and used that cable pattern again here. I just know this hat is something he would have worn. After all, he was quite the fine fella.

Gauge: 22 sts and 32 rows = 4" over st st

Finished Measurements: Size: one size fits most adults 6 1/4" unstretched (9" streteched) width, 8 1/4" length.

Materials Used: ~ 170 yards of worsted weight yarn such as The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted, Madelinetosh Vintage, Malabrigo Rios, Kolláge Yarns Solace, Miss Babs Yowza, A Verb for Keeping Warm Toasted~10 yards of worsted weight yarn for contrasting trim, if desired.

Needle Size: Size US 6 (4.00 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases or size to obtain gauge. Pattern / Kit Includes Pattern is worked in the round and both charts and written instructions are provided. The ribbing on the hat provides a lot of stretch and accommodates most head sizes. However, if you would like to make the hat smaller or larger, notes regarding modifications are provided.

Skill Level: Adventurous beginner to Intermediate

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