Classic Elite Yarns



Issue 542 • Striped Hat

Inca Alpaca Striped Hat

This hat is constructed differently than most hats. It begins at the center top of the crown and increases to form a square. Each side of the square is then decreased to a point to form a larger square. Four mitered diamonds, and then four mitered triangles, are worked by picking up stitches along each side. Lastly, stitches are picked up and a brim is work in the round. Just two hanks of pure baby alpaca Inca Alpaca make this uniquely constructed hat extra soft and cozy.

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Inca Alpaca

Inca Alpaca

100% baby alapca
  • 5 sts/inch on a US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • 50 g hank = 109 yards
  • hand wash cool, dry flat
  • 38 colors

Inca Alpaca is soft, sturdy and very warm. Alpaca is a smoother fiber than wool, giving it a luster that many wools lack. It's also a dry fiber; there's no lanolin to worry about if you're one of the folks who reacts to lanolin in wool. The wide color range of Inca Alpaca makes it great not only for colorwork, but also for finding that one perfect color for solid color garments and accessories.


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