Polyphonic (PDF)


Something is polyphonic when it is producing many sounds simultaneously. Music is considered polyphonic if there are two or more parts occurring with each having their own melody. An instrument may also be polyphonic if it is capable of producing more than one note at any given time.

If you are careful when joining new yarn and working decreases at the crown shaping then this hat can be reversible! The choice is yours, of course. My man decided he preferred the look of the purl side with stockinette stitches spiraling because he thought the way the knits “sink into the rest of it” was pretty cool.

The Male Reaction
When I unveiled the original sample for this design to my man and the rest of his guy friends the reaction was a unanimous “nice” (imagine this being said in what can only be defined as the stereotypical surfer boy intonation). And then they each attempted to steal away one of the samples to try on.

Yardage Note
Important! You can easily finish the two smaller sizes with two skeins of yarn. The largest size can also be managed in two skeins, however, you will be cutting it extremely close. I finished my size large sample with just about 12” to spare. Because of this I feel more comfortable recommending 3 skeins for the larger size. Personally I would rather have a little extra than not quite enough. If you are comfortable risking it then two skeins will get you through.

Sizing Note
I made the largest size for my original (pumpkin colored) sample. I did this because I’d promised Chris most of the hats from this collection when I was done. (I figured since he was the inspiration and very graciously agreed to model the finished hats, it was a good thing to do.) The large size fits his 24” noggin’ comfortably and as intended. I also like the way it fits my 22” head (the hair adds a few inches) as a slouch style hat.


2(2,3) skeins Karabella Aurora 8, [100% extrafine merino wool; 98 yd/90 m; 50 g; worsted weight]
Size Medium shown in color #48 (gray)
Size Large shown in color #6622 (pumpkin)

US size 6/4mm 16” circular.
US size 7/4.5mm 16” circular
US size 7/4.5mm dpns
Adjust needle sizes as necessary to obtain gauge.

18 sts & 24 rnds = 4” in stockinette stitch on size 7/4.5mm needles.

Finished Sizes
S/19.5 (M/21.25, L/23) inches

To Fit Sizes
21–22.5 (23–25, 24–26) inch head circumference


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