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Concertina Hat

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Concertina Hat
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This hat is inspired by Chrysopelea paradisi, the Paradise Tree Snake. One of a small group of snakes from Southeast Asia that can “fly”, it climbs trees and then leaps from branches to glide away. Concertina is the method of movement snakes use to climb a vertical surface; they form tight curves in their bodies to build energy before springing upward to gain height. Don’t panic about purling - this hat is worked inside out for maximum knit-stitch efficiency. This beanie-style hat, knit in heavy DK or light worsted yarn, is available in six sizes from toddler to adult. It uses short rows to create a wavy middle section that can be done in an accent colour for maximum impact, or the whole hat can be knit with a single variegated or self-striping yarn for an interesting pooling effect through the short-row and wavy sections.
Carolyn Lisle
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