Bee Stitch Hat by Melissa Metzbower
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Bee Stitch Hat

Knitting
July 2014
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12.5 stitches and 23 rows = 4 inches
in Bee Stitch pattern, blocked.
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
136 - 272 yards (124 - 249 m)
12.75" finished circumference, 15.25" finished circumference, 18" finished circumference, 20.5" finished circumference
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: knitpicks.com

This sweet little hat is a fantastic addition to any baby’s wardrobe! Knit in the round, with a very easy stitch pattern, this hat is a fun, quick project to make! There is only one end to weave in, and a jumbo pom-pom gives it that “awwwww!!!” factor. This hat was designed with no ease. To have a snug hat, go down a size. For slouchier, go up one size. Remember to knit to your original lengths, though!

Additional Notions:
Yarn Needle
5 (6, 7, 8) Stitch Markers
Pom-Pom Maker (optional)

Sample hats knit with 25736 Canary, 25739 Rouge,
25740 Tranquil, and 25738 Cornflower

Errata: the gauge needle is the size US 6 needle, not size US 8

Adult Sized Version:
Here are the numbers you will need to make an adult sized version of this hat:

To fit head sizes 20”+/ 50.8+cm
Yarn needed-160yds/ 146m bulky weight yarn.

CO 80sts.
Work 2“/ 5cm of K1, P1 ribbing.

Decrease Round Stitch Count- 72sts

Work to 7.5 to 8“/ 19 to 20 cm from CO edge. Adult size length is based on preference. A man’s head may need the longer length, while a woman’s head may need the shorter length.

Crown Decrease Rounds Stitch Counts
Round 1-- 63sts
Round 3— 54sts
Round 5— 45sts
Round 7—36sts
Round 9— 27sts
Round 11—18sts
Round 12-- 9sts