Hugs and Smooches by Kristen Jancuk
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Hugs and Smooches

June 2013
20 stitches = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
75 - 200 yards (69 - 183 m)
Newborn (toddler, child, women’s, men’s); head circumference approximately 14” (16”, 18”, 20”, 22”) / 35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56) cm.

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A complete version of my Smooches newborn hat, now available in 5 sizes.

X and O cables decorate the brim of this quick knit, and a unique construction gives you a chance to practice more advanced techniques.

Newborn, toddler and child sizes use sport weight yarn; women’s and men’s sizes use worsted weight yarn.

Gauge: 28 sts over 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in sport weight yarn; 20 sts over 4”/10 cm in stockinette stitch in worsted weight yarn.

Yarn: 1 skein Madelinetosh Tosh Sport, or approximately 75 (100, 125) yds / 70 (90, 115) m sport weight yarn for newborn (toddler, child) hat; 1 skein Wild Hare Fiber Studio hand-dyed merino worsted, or 150 (200) yds / 140 (180) m worsted weight yarn for women’s (men’s) hat.

Needles: set of US4/3.5mm DPNs for newborn (toddler, child) hat; US8/5mm 16”/40cm circular needle and set of DPNs for women’s (men’s) hat; or size needed to obtain gauge.