Hedgehog Hat by Kelli Slack

Hedgehog Hat

March 2016
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
125 - 150 yards (114 - 137 m)
18, 20, 22 inches around
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I am most fond of the little hedgehog. Often thought of as a mascot for lace makers because of the many “pins” on the hedgehog’s back, I like them because they are small and cute. I chose a rotund tummied hedgehog for this hat and hope you’ll enjoy knitting and wearing the hat as much as I enjoyed designing and knitting it to share with you!

This pattern is meant for adventurous novice knitters to experienced knitters and all those in-between.

Please read the entire pattern before beginning.

Yarn: 2 skeins Universal Yarn Deluxe Worsted Superwash, 220 yards, 100% Superwash Wool, 727 chocolate & 730 steel cut oats
Needle: US 6 (4.0 mm) Hiya Hiya Circular needles or needles to obtain gauge

Gauge: 5.45 stitches per inch (spi) and 7 rows per inch (rpi) OR 22 stitches & 28 rows to 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette

Size: 18, (20, 22) inches around

To alter the size: Adjust your gauge to increase or decrease the circumference of the hat as needed.

Notions: 12 black seed beads, black sewing thread, and a sewing needle

NOTE: some copies of the pattern may mention size 10 needles in the gauge section. This is an error. The pattern was knit on US 6 needles.