Gumnut Hat by Caitlan Johnstone

Gumnut Hat

August 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch
in Stockinette
US 9 - 5.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
65 - 290 yards (59 - 265 m)
Newborn-6 Months, 6-18 Months, 1-4 Years, 4+ Years
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This pattern is available from for AU$7.50.

The Gumnut Hat is perfect for the growing little ones in your life. Because of the ribbed design the hat grows with the child, enabling a comfortable fit over a few winters. Designed to cover little heads and ears it’s sure to keep them warm and cosy during the cooler months.

The Gumnut Hat is knit flat starting with the front band. The flat knitting is then folded in half and joined together using Kitchener stitch. The neckband is picked up along the bottom edge and knit in rib stitch with an i-cord attached to both corners after the neckband has been bound off. The hat can be knit with either one strand of Aran weight yarn or two strands of worsted weight yarn.

Newborn–6 Months, 6–18 Months, 1–4 Years, 4+ Years

Aran- 1,1,1,1 skein Quince & Co Osprey, Clay
Or 65, 95, 110, 135 yards of Aran weight yarn

Worsted- Knit with 2 strands of yarn at the same time
1,1,2,2 Skeins Cascade Lana d’Oro, turtle
1,1,1,2 Skeins Swan Island Worsted, Oyster
Or 140,200,230,290 yards of worsted weight yarn