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Charadrii is the suborder of birds that includes shorebirds like sandpipers, plovers, and turnstones, each of which is represented on this stranded knit hat. Mixed flocks of shorebirds can often be seen wading into water or running along the breaking waves at the ocean shore. This hat is the perfect complement to the matching cowl, keeping you warm while shorebirding when there is still a chill in the air.
One size, to fit approximately 20”– 22” (53–55 cm) head circumference
Hat final dimensions: brim 18” (46 cm) circumference, body 19” (48 cm) circumference; 8.25” (21 cm) tall.
Six O-Wool O-Wash Fingering Mini Skeins (20g, 85 yds/77m, 100% superwash merino wool); one each of Wild Grape (MC), Brook Trout (BC1), Trillium (BC2), Black-eyed Susan (BC3), Salamander (BC4), and Northern Cardinal (BC5)
Approximate Yardages: 65 yds (60 m) MC, 50 yds (46 m) BC1, and 30 yards (27 m) each of BC2–5.
US 2/2.75 mm 16 inch (40 cm) circular needle
US 3/3.25 mm 16 inch (40 cm) circular needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
US 3/3.25 mm double pointed needles
28 sts x 32 rows in 4” (10 cm) in stranded pattern using larger needle blocked
NOTE: This pattern requires the use of charts.