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Great Adventures Hat

Simply Knitting 112, October 2013
Knitting
September 2013
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches in slipped st pattern
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
258 yards (236 m)
0-3 months – 1-4 years

Sometimes it’s tricky to convince kids to wrap up warm on cold days, but they’ll love wearing this funky, skater-style hat.

The stripes and pointy shape are lots of fun, and you can rest assured that little ears are warm under those cute ear flaps.

Girls will love this design just as much as boys – just use their favourite colours!

Materials:
Colour A: 44 (58, 75, 93) yd/30 (54,69, 85) m
Colour B: 32 (38, 46, 54) yd/29 (35, 42, 50) m
Wendy Merino DK (122yd/112m per 50g) (100% Merino)
43yd/40m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St in either colour
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Gauge:
23 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Slipped Stitch pattern
23 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter Stitch

Sizes:
To fit sizes: 14 (16, 17.5, 19) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 44.5, 48.35) cm
Finished size: 12.5 (14, 15.25, 16.75) in/ 31.75 (35.5, 38.75, 42.5) cm

Skills:
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, slipped stitches, increases & decreases, blanket stitch