Finley Pixie Hat by dover & madden

Finley Pixie Hat

March 2014
DK (11 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
3M up to 48M
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Finley is a sweet little pixie hat knitted in scrumptious 8 ply yarn. Patterned with seed or moss stitch for texture and an extended pixie point for a bit of fun and whimsy. This
little hat is a simple knit for beginners and experts alike. I hope you enjoy knitting it as much as I enjoyed designing it.

It is sized for a newborn through to a 48 month old child.

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Some requirements you will need:

M a t e r i a l s:

Length will vary per ball, so always make sure you
have more yarn than you need to avoid falling

• 3M to 6M, 117 metres or 125 yards of 8ply or DK
• 6M to 12M, 140 metres or 153 yards of 8 ply or
DK yarn
• 12M to 24M, 172 metres or 188 yards of 8 ply or
DK yarn
• 24M up to 48M, 185 metres or 202 yards of
8 ply or DK yarn

You should have an understanding of basic knitting stitches. The hat is knitted flat for ease and simplicity and seamed up the back using mattress stitch.

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As a guide for you the bub in the spearmint green hat is 11 months old and he is little, and he has a little head. He is wearing a 6M to 12M hat, so he has plenty of room still left in his hat.

The little girl in the turquoise hat is also in a 6M to 12M hat and she is 9 months of age and she has a normal head circumference for a child of her age.

The little man in the charcoal hat is in the largest size hat 24M up to 48M. He is nearly 3 and his Mum tells me there was plenty of room in his hat when it was bowed up under his chin. At this age, there is not a huge change of head size.

The gorgeous girl in the mauve Finley is 3.5 yrs. She is in a 24M to 48M hat and she again is tiny, so she will have loads of time in her hat and her Mum says it will probably last her through to a 5 yr old. She is a little petite girl. I then knitted her another FINLEY in pink also pictured in the size down 12M to 24M and it’s a perfect fit.

These hats have lots of stretch and generous in size. The moss or seed stitch is a great stitch for stretchiness. I wanted to show you the different ages and sizes so you can see the variation in size. I hope that helps with your knitting.

Remember children only grow in one direction and that’s bigger, so if you get a couple of years out of a size, that’s a bonus.

Thank you to Katherine Heise Vouros from Lamb love Fox for the lovely image of her daughter and son in their Finley Pixie Bonnets. To find out more about Katherines work and blogs go to

Thank you to Sarah Brown of Sarah resides in Griffith NSW, Australia and does a wide range of photography. Her portrait of her son in his Finley Pixie Bonnet is just stunning. To see more of her work, pop by her facebook page.
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