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Dragon Baby Hat

SpinKnitUp Blog
Knitting
July 2012
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
80 - 150 yards (73 - 137 m)
6 months, 2-3 years, adult
This pattern is available for free.

2012 is the year of the Black Dragon according to Chinese horoscope… a very lucky year to be born. I was inspired by Alice Yu’s gorgeous Shur’tugal socks to make a hat for all the dragon babies born this year.

I did not consider the fact that the socks are knit top-down and my hat is knit bottom-up, so the stitch is upside-down.

I am not an experienced designer/pattern writer, so please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, and/or suggestions. I am slowly adding more sizes as I get around to making them.

The hat is modelled by our little Arthur. He was about 16 weeks old in the brown hat (6 month size, it was a little big on him) and 19 months old in the blue-green hat (2-3 years size, also a little big on him).

Edited pattern 12 December 2013 to add more sizes and to change how the crown decreases were done.