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A gansey inspired hat with simple but very effective knit and purl patterning. The neat brim is worked in garter stitch at a tight gauge with short row shaping so that it’s longer over the ears — a minimalist approach to ear flaps. The crown is softly gathered with rapid decreases and joined with a 3-needle-bind-off worked from the inside. This creates a tidy seam detail more often found on ready to wear.

Newhaven is a tiny fishing village and harbour on Edinburgh’s Firth of Forth coast.

Sport weight yarn with good stitch definition and nice drape.

26 sts and 34 rows = 4” / 10cm in st st on larger needles

US 3 / 3.25mm 16" / 40cm circular and dpns or preferred needles for working small circumferences in the rnd
US 2 / 2.75mm 16" / 40cm circular needle

s[m, l] Finished Circumference: 18½[19¾, 21]"/ 47[50, 53]cm
Finished Length: 9¾[10, 10¼]" / 25[25.5, 26]cm at centre front
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