Hibernating Hat by Kristen TenDyke

Hibernating Hat

Knitting
December 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
122 - 253 yards (112 - 231 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, Adult L)
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Animal lovers of all ages will be snug and warm throughout the hibernation season in one of these hats. There are six animal patterns to choose from—The Fox and Panda are shown in Toddler and Child sizes, and charts are included for a Bunny, Brown Bear, Owl and Butterfly.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Sizes
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, Adult L)
Shown in: Toddler and Child sizes.

Finished Measurements
Circumference: 15¼ (16¾, 18¼, 19¾, 21)“ / 38.5 (42.5, 46.5, 50, 53.5) cm
Length: 6½ (7, 7½, 8½, 9)” / 16 (18, 19, 21.5, 23) cm

Yarn
Worsted (CYCA #4 Medium; 8 ply):
MC: approx 76 (100, 126, 156, 189) yards / 69 (91, 115, 143, 173) meters
CC: approx 46 (50, 55, 59, 64) yards / 42 (46, 50, 54, 59) meters
Shown in: Swans Island Natural Colors Worsted (100% certified organic Merino wool; 100 grams / 250 yards): 1 skein each MC and CC.
Colors Shown:
MC: Oyster
CC: Bittersweet (for the Fox hat)
Shown in: Quince & Co. Lark (100% American wool; 50 grams / 134 yards): 1 skein CC.
Colors Shown:
CC: Pea Coat (for the Panda hat)

Knitting Needles
US size 8 / 5 mm: 16”/40 cm circular and set of 4 or 5 double-pointed needles (dpns), or size needed to obtain gauge.
US size 9 / 5.5 mm: 16”/40 cm circular, or one size larger than size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions
Stitch markers; tapestry needle.

Gauge
22 sts and 28 rnds = 4” /10 cm in Stock-inette Stitch with smaller needles; 22 sts = 4”/10 cm in the Animal Patterns, worked in rnds with the largest needle. Take time to save time, check your gauge.