Bats in the Night Sky Beanie by Joan Rowe
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Bats in the Night Sky Beanie

Knitting
July 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in unblocked stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
100 - 120 yards (91 - 110 m)
18” (46 cm), 21” (53 cm), and 23” (58 cm)
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A beanie in three sizes featuring night-time sky of knit-purl textured patterns, with bats flying by. The beanie is knitted in the round, and the bats are knitted separately and sewn onto the hat. Choose a dark yarn for the night-time sky, or a colorway that mirrors the colors of sunset or the dawn sky. Add some stars and a bat (or two) for a quite unique hat! There are front and back view bat patterns included.

An intermediate knitter should be fine with this pattern, although there are a few techniques you may not be familiar with for the bat. There is a photo tutorial included for these steps, and should you have questions you can always contact me.

The beanie top is knitted with DK weight yarn, 80-95 yds (73-87 m)
The hat band and bat wings use fingering weight yarn. 70 yds (64 m)
The bat body also uses fingering weight yarn, but it should not be thicker than the wing yarn if you are using different brands of yarn. 20 yds (18 m)

You will need a circular needle and a set of double point needles in 2 sizes (for the fingering and for the DK yarn)