Sproutling beanie hat - knitting pattern

This cute little Hat features picot edgings to create a flower cum sprout-like detail.

3 sizes are included, ranging from 6 months through to large child/small adult. Pattern is worked bottom up and in the round.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, cast on & cast off techniques, increases & decreases, joining live stitches, provisional cast-on, I-cords

 24 sts x 28 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over 1x1 Rib
 24 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over St.St.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 16 (18, 20) in/ 40.5 (45.75, 51) (Finished size 14 (16, 18) in/ 35.5 (40.5, 45.75) cm)
  • Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on, Picking Up sts, Joining Live sts, Alternate Cable & Cable Cast-ons

Materials you need at home:

  • Yarn A 31 (40, 53) yd/28 (37, 49) m DK weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in King Cole Merino Blend DK (123yd/112m per 50g; 100% Wool))

  • Yarn B 61 (74, 90) yd/55 (68, 82) m

  • 31yd/28m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. in either yarn

  • Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch marker as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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