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Ladybird & Frog Beanies / Hats

Rian Anderson
Knitting
October 2012
any smooth DK
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
50 - 120 yards (46 - 110 m)
newborn, 3-6 mths, 6-12 mths, toddler, 3-9 yrs, 10 yrs to teen, adult
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Knitting pattern for a basic close-fitting beanie hat in 7 sizes, to fit a newborn baby right up to adult size, plus instructions to make it into either a ladybird or a frog hat.

There are a choice of sizes of eyes for the frog and head pieces for the ladybird to fit the size of beanie you are making. Also a choice of 2 simple hem styles.

This is a written pattern for a hat made on 2 needles with a back seam, using any smooth 8 ply / DK yarn.

The basic hat pattern is the same for either the ladybird or the frog and can also be used as a simple stocking stitch beanie pattern without the creature features.

(BTW if anyone recognises these designs from an old copy of “Creative Knitting” and thinks I’ve stolen the ideas – no, they were my patterns that were published and I’ve just rewritten and improved them).