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Hello Kitty Hat (my version)

By Hand, With Heart ... hand-knit designs
Knitting
washable worsted weight
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches and 5 rows = 1 inch in stockinette in the round
US 10 - 6.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
75 - 100 yards (69 - 91 m)
sized to fit a toddler
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The Hello Kitty hat has many versions available. This is mine that I did using Encore’s Chunky (a washable bulky weight). The hat is shaped first so you have a guide for ear placement, then the sts are gathered near the top -- giving a very cat-like hat. The ears are doubled (by using dpns) and shaped into simple triangles.

The bow is knit flat (garter-edged) using a washable worsted (about 20-25 yards) that I hand-dyed with kool-aid.

The features are sewn-on using just a bit of washable worsted weight in black. Remember, Hello Kitty has no mouth.

This was made for my great-niece for Christmas … as soon as I receive a picture of her wearing the hat, I will post that too.