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Emma's quirky hat for children - knitting pattern

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    • PDF knitting pattern
    • Written pattern (no chart)
    • Sizes are in inches, but supplies are in both imperial and metric
    • Suitable for beginners

    Pattern measurements: only inches
    Pattern paper format: only US letter


    This is a fun little hat, which can be worn as made, or with a twist in the top. One style has equal bands of stocking stitch and reverse stocking stitch, and the other has a wider band of stocking stitch with a small band of reverse stocking stitch. Add a pom-pom if you like! Ideal for your little elf if made with stripes in Christmas colours. For a smaller or larger size, you simply change the needles up or down. There are three pages to the pattern, with written instructions and photographs. Soft worsted yarn was used for the pictured hats, you don't need to use the yarn specified as long as you make sure that you check the gauge. The hat is knit flat, so only straight needles are required.

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    Materials you need at home:

    You will need: * 42 g (1.5 oz) any worsted yarn * Straight knitting needles:
    for 16” hat – size 5mm (U.S. 8, or U.K. 6) for 17” hat – size 5.5mm (U.S. 9, or U.K. 5) for 18” hat - size 6mm (U.S. 10, or U.K. 4)
    Note: if you prefer a tighter rib, simply use a smaller needle for that section. Use circular needles if you prefer * Yarn needle for sewing up