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A Little Birdie Told Me...A Hat

Lisa McFetridge - IdleHandsKnits
Knitting
February 2013
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
250 - 350 yards (229 - 320 m)
Small Child, Child and Adult
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link to video for knitting braided edge -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiH6HCjr3zo

I designed this hat for my husband’s great-niece and ended up loving the little birdies. Please note that the birds and flowers are a bit different for each size (Small child, Child and Adult) so be sure to follow the correct birdie graph. This is a great hat to use up some of the little balls of yarn that color work knitters accumulate! Substitute your own colors for the birdie or what have you. Put a little note in the pom pom using tiny alphabet beads. A little birdie named Lisa (not me) is the one who told me to get this pattern published. So here it is!

Materials:
Size 7 - 24 inch Circular needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Size 7 - 16 inch Circular needles or DP’s in same size as needle above
Darning Needle, Stitch Marker
100, 120,140 yds worsted weight yarn MC (purple)
40, 50, 60 yds worsted weight yarn CC1 (light grey)
40, 50, 60 yds worsted weight yarn CC2 (hotpink)
25 yds CC3 (white)
25, 30, 35 yds worsted weight yarn CC4 (green)
30, 35, 40 yds worsted weight yarn CC5 (red)

Yarns in photo: (Child size shown)
Cascade 220 MC #9541 Lupin
Cascade 220 CC1 #8509 Grey
Cascade 220 CC2 #9478 Cotton Candy
Cascade 220 CC3 #8505 White
Cascade 220 CC4 #9430 Highland Green
Cascade 220 CC5 #8895 Christmas Red

Three Sizes: (Small Child, Child, Adult)
Finished Height appr (8, 8.5, 9) ins; Finished Circumference appr (18, 20, 22) ins
Gauge: 20 stitches X 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch.