Sledding Trails Hat

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Inspired by the trails that sleds (and skis!) carve in freshly fallen snow, the Sledding Trails Hat features the rich texture of traditional twisted stitches offset by panels of twisted ribbing. The folded brim offers extra warmth for everyone in the family, even during the coldest sledding adventures.

This unisex hat is worked in one piece from the brim upward and features an optional pom-pom. The folded brim lies flat thanks to the use of turning rounds. Worsted-weight merino yarn ensures both warmth and softness against the skin.

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To Fit:
Child (Adult Small, Adult Large)
Head circumference of approx: 18 (20, 22)” / 45.5 (51, 56) cm

Finished Measurements:
Circumference (unstretched): 12½ (15, 17½)” / 32 (38, 44.5) cm
Total Height (with brim folded): 6¾ (7¾, 8¾)” / 17 (19.5, 22) cm

Yarn:
Worsted-weight yarn at approx. 145 yds (133 m) per 100 g (3.5 oz): 130 (175, 235) yds / 120 (160, 215 m)

Adult Large shown in Spirited Fibers Merino SW (100% washable merino; 145 yds (133 m) per 100 g (3.5 oz)): “Mojito,” 1 (2, 2) skeins

Needles:
Size US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” circular needle and four DPNs, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular needle for tubular cast on and turning rnds

Notions:
Fourteen stitch markers; cable needle; tapestry needle

Gauges:
29 stitches / 27 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in Twisted Ribbing (unstretched), after blocking
9 stitches / 18 rounds = 1¼” (3 cm) wide and 2½” (6.5 cm) high in Sledding Trails Pattern, after blocking

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