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Expressions

Knitting
December 2012
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch in in stockinette st worked in the round on US 7 needles with worsted weight yarn for the child size
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 10 - 6.0 mm
125 - 250 yards (114 - 229 m)
newborn (baby, toddler, child, adult s/m, adult l)
This pattern is available for $5.50 USD buy it now

Expressions hats came out of my love for the Incognito Cowl by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark. I knit two for my boys and thought “it would be amazing if they had matching hats with eyebrows”. The idea sat around for years until I finally decided to reach out to Mercedes about my idea and ask her for her blessing (which she graciously provided). And with that I present Expressions, funny hats for the whole family :)

The pattern provides 6 sizes, all achieved by knitting at different gauges. The brim is double-thick to provide extra warmth, and if you have an extremely sensitive child (spouse, friend, whatever) like I do, you can use a super soft yarn on the inside, and a warmer, more sturdy yarn on the outside. Play with stripes, use gradient yarns, self-striping, self-patterning, the sky’s the limit. These are a great way to use up left over yarn, and to express yourself (like mood hats)!

Each size is achieved with the following yarn weights, in the following amounts:

  • newborn - fingering; 100 yds color A, 25 yds color B
  • baby - sport; 100 yds color A, 25 yds color B
  • toddler - DK; 160 color A, 50 yds color B
  • child - worsted; 175 color A, 50 color B
  • adult s/m - aran; 160 color A, 60 color B
  • adult l - chunky; 150 color A, 75 color B

yardages are estimates

The pattern includes charts for the following eyebrow styles:

  • Angry brows
  • Jersey Shore brows
  • Uni-brows
  • Groucho Marx brows
  • Waxed brows

The full pattern has been released. If you pre-ordered, you will find the update in your Ravelry library.

Happy knitting!