Charlie's Sock Yarn Hat by Aimee Alexander
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Charlie's Sock Yarn Hat

October 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
120 - 425 yards (110 - 389 m)
Newborn (baby, toddler, junior, adult small, adult large)
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I originally made this hat because I had a half a skein of sock yarn leftover from a previous project. Little did I know it was to become “the hat” in the fleet of hats I’d knit for my son. He wore it everywhere; outside, inside, to bed at night. He even bargained to wear it in the bath tub. I’ve since knit him a couple more, and because I take any opportunity to buy sock yarn, I’ve knit one for just about every kid I know. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s ever so cute.

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Yarn: 120 (160, 220, 285, 350, 425) yd / 110 (145, 200, 260, 320, 390) m of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: 16 in circular US 1.5 / 40 cm circular 2.5 mm (or needles to gauge) and two 8 in / 20 cm double point needles of same size for kitchener stitch.

Notions: Tape measure, pom-pom maker, tapestry needle, and a stitch marker.

15 ½ (17, 19, 20 ½, 22, 24) in / 39.5 (42, 48, 52, 56, 61) cm