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A hat which takes Latvian Braids to the extreme. One long spiral of braid coiling around creates the body of the hat, while a folded brim is extra cosy. All the decreases are worked in the braid. And the hat is reversible! Many colour options and combinations are possible: a Silk / Mohair blend held alongside the main yarn (holding two strands of the Silk / Mohair alongside the Alpaca, different shades for brim and the main body of the hat, or for the interior and exterior. 

Gauge 26 stitches and 40 rows over 4 “ / 10 cm on 2.5 mm / US 1.5 needles in 2x2 rib. 20 stitches and 20 bands over 4 “ / 10 cm on 3 mm / US 2.5 needles in Latvian Braid. The stitches refer to the horizontal stitches formed by the Latvian Braid, the bands refer to the rounds of the horizontal stitches stacked upon one

Original sample used Garnstudio Drops Alpaca (Shade 517 Medium Gray) and Debbie Bliss Angel Prints (Shade 15812 Monet).

Independent Designer
Kirsten Bedigan
Yarn Weight
Lace | 2 Ply, Fingering
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Spare Circular Needles or DPNs, 2.5 mm / US 1.5 or smaller, Waste Yarn

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