Carrot Top by Deb Gemmell

Carrot Top

October 2002
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 760 yards (183 - 695 m)

Summary This hat is knit from the top down so that no gauge swatch is required. The size and style (elf or stocking) of the hat is determined by where you decide to stop knitting.

Size Information This hat can be knit for a baby, toddler, child, teen or adult.

Gauge Information Knitting to match an exact gauge is not required for this pattern.

Needle Information The pattern specifies:

  • One set of 4 (3.5mm) dp needles
  • One US 4 (3.5mm) circular needle, 16in (40cm) long

Additional Yarn Information The amount of yarn required depends on yarn weight and finished hat size.

The hat pictured with the pattern in the book is striped and calls for partial skeins of Lamb’s Pride Worsted Wool in four colors:

  • Rust
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Sunburst Gold
  • Spice

Yardage Information The yardage listed in the pattern details is an estimate for the range of yardage required for a child’s hat up to the yardage of four full skeins to create the striped hat.

Yardage will vary depending on the type of yarn used and the size of hat knit.