This jolly hat is the 101st pattern for hand-knitting that I have designed and published. It is a sampler of many things I enjoy about designing stranded hats: simple two-colour knitting, small interconnected motifs, centred double decreases, a pleasing crown pattern and an accommodating shape that can be blocked into a tam. I hope you enjoy it.
Size: to fit head circumference: 51-56cm [20-22in]. When blocked and stretched into tam shape over plate, hat crown diameter measures 25.5cm [10in] and pre-crown hat depth measures 8.5cm [3¼in]
You will also need: 40cm [16in] gauge-size needle (for hat body); 40cm [16in] below-gauge-size needle (for brim); Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences (for crown); Stitch marker; Tapestry needle (for weaving in ends).
Gauge: 26 sts and 28 rounds to 4 ins when blocked. This was achieved using 3.25mm needle.
The kit contains all you'll need to knit yourself a Hat 101: two skeins of Buachaille, PDF pattern download, and a wee project bag in which to keep your knitting. The kit price represents a 10% discount on purchasing these items separately.
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