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Hearts and Butterflies

Cowtownknits
Knitting
December 2013
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches in Stranded colorwork
US 8 - 5.0 mm
85 - 200 yards (78 - 183 m)
Preemie, Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child, Adult
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Despite my best efforts, my little girl is as girly as they come. When asked what she wanted on her hat the answer was definitively “Hearts, with a butterfly on top.” Well, my girl, ask and ye shall receive. I present you with the girliest hat ever.

This hat features an all-over heart design knit using stranded colorwork. The bottom of the hat is hemmed, providing a nice thick band to keep ears nice and toasty on cold days. There are also instructions for the optional butterfly to be sewn on after.

Sizes: Preemie (Newborn, Baby, Toddler, Child or Teen, Adult), fits 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22)” 30 (35, 40, 45, 50, 55) cm circumference.

Materials
Yarn:
Mission Falls 1824 Wool; 100% Merino; 85 yds 78 m/1.76 oz 50 g this yarn has been discontinued. Substitute an aran weight yarn of similar composition.)
MC (background): 50 (68, 78, 100, 110, 120) yds 46 (62, 72, 92, 100, 110) m
CC (hearts): 34 (46, 52, 68, 74, 80) yds 32 (42, 48, 62, 68, 74) m

Needles:
US# 8 5 mm or size needed to get gauge 16” 40 cm circular and DPNs
US# 7 4.5 mm or one size smaller than size needed to get gauge 16” 40 cm circular

Notions:
Stitch marker
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 17 sts and 25 rounds/4” 10 cm