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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
Circumference: 20 inches18 inches
Height: 9.58 inches
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
20 sts/2420 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needles