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Knitting up a Baby Bumble Bee Hat

Knitting
March 2011
Worsted / 10 ply (9 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stockinette
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 120 yards (101 - 110 m)
17" circumference

The Knitting up a Baby Bumble Bee Hat is a hat that looks like a baby bumblebee if knit with black as the main color (80 yds) and yellow as a contasting color (30 yds). It’s named after a silly children’s song. Any worsted yarn will work for this hat.

The KuaBBBee Hat is knit from back to front by creating a hemisphere between two rectangles that are then grafted into a cylinder. Optionally, one can add button eyes and an i-cord stinger to the hat. Regarding resizing: there is a similar adult hat, the Possibly Stashbusting Handspun Stripehead, or one can simply use thicker yarn with this pattern.

The techniques used in this hat are:
make one, knit two together, use of stitch markers, carrying yarn along selvedge, either sewing or grafting seams