Design Your Own Hats by Elizabeth Lovick
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Design Your Own Hats

December 2011
Any aran or DK weight
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in aran weight
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
4 sizes from toddler to large adult
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The aran weight patterns were designed especially for North Ronaldsay wool, but they will also work with other yarns.

An ideal pattern for using up bits of hand spun - all hats are stretchy so the tension isn’t crucial. And when you get tired of the two basic designs and 8 stitch patterns for the crown and brim, you can use your own favourites.

Aran Weight Yarn:
about 60 (70, 80, 100) g aran weight yarn
5 mm (US 8) needles

Double Knitting Yarn:
about 50 (60, 70, 90) g DK weight yarn
4.5 mm (US 7) needles

Aran hats: to fit child (teen, woman, man)
DK hats: to fit toddler (child, teen, woman)

(Note – it is easy to make larger or smaller sizes by adding or subtracting 10 sts on all patterns)

Photos show hats made from the pattern using a variety of commercial and hand spun yarns