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I crocodile

Knitty, First Fall 2011
Knitting
June 2011
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
360 - 400 yards (329 - 366 m)
Adult Woman and Child
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I, Crocodile is a slouchy hat inspired by Fred Marcellino’s, “I, Crocodile”, a popular book with my children. The vibrant, scale-like watercolor image inside the back cover instantly brought to mind the colors of NORO yarn and this hat pattern was soon to follow.

The hat is worked top-down and stranded in a worsted weight, so it knits up quickly. The colorwork doesn’t follow the rules, but the wonkiness that results only adds to the character of the hat. The wearer is definitely in for a good time! The brim is unusual, with it’s use of seed stitch, and can be finished in 2 different ways. Included in the pattern is both an adult women’s size and a child’s size, each showing off the unique NORO vibrance.

This pattern makes for a wonderful introduction to self-striping yarn. Even better, it’s a great way to use up that stash of leftover NORO.

Models: Helen Rose, Ava Rose Photographers: Helen Rose, Bruce Rose, Jenn Stratton

SIZE
Women’s (Child)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Circumference: 20 inches18 inches
Height: 9.58 inches

MATERIALS
Women’s Hat MC Green Mountain Spinnery Mountain Mohair 30% Mohair/70% Wool; 140 yd/128 m per 57 g skein; color: Day Lily; 1 skein

Child’s Hat MC Ella Rae Classic Heathers 100% Wool; 219 yd/200 m per 100 g skein; color: Toast; 1 skein

CC Noro Taiyo 40% Cotton/30% Silk/15% Wool/15% Nylon; 220 yd/201 m per 100g skein; color: 11; 11 skein (one skein did both women’s and child’s hat)

1 set(s) US #9/5.5 mm double-point needles
16-inch US #9/5.5 mm circular needle
16-inch US #7/4.5 mm circular needle

11 9 Stitch Markers

GAUGE
20 sts/2420 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles