This hat uses a stitch pattern modified from one found on the Dura-Europos fragment, a several thousand year old piece of cloth found on an archeological dig near modern-day Syria. This fragment may have been knitted or may have been created using a different technique called nailbinding. Either way, it is interesting to work, produces a textured, geometric pattern that works great for men’s and women’s hats, and is thick and warm due to twisting all the stitches.
110 (130, 150) yards (approx. 60, 70, 80 g) worsted/heavy worsted weight
Shown: Naturally Alpine 10ply (364 yds/200g)
1 set double pointed needles, size 5 (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Child (Adult S, Adult L)
16 (18.5, 21)” circ., 7 (8, 8.5)” height
shown in Adult L on 24” head (brown),
in Adult S on 22.5” head (blue)
In Dura-Europos Pattern:
24 sts x 28 rows = 4”
1 repeat (14 sts x 10 rows) = 2 3/8 “ x 1 ¼”
Intermediate. Techniques used include increasing, decreasing, short rows, knitting through back loops, i-cord cast on, and knitting in the round.
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