Little Hat by Susan B. Anderson
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Little Hat

Knitting
December 2015
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
3.5 stitches = 1 inch
in stockinette stitch
US 10 - 6.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
One size to fit a baby, toddler or small child

Excerpted from Susan B. Anderson’s Kids’ Knitting Workshop by Susan B. Anderson (Artisan Books). Copyright 2015. Photographs by Lauren Volo. Illustrations by Alison Kolesar.
Little Hat

A little hat is a perfect first knitting project. You will learn many important knitting skills and get practice reading a simple pattern at the same time. The best part is that after a small amount of easy knitting, you will have an adorable baby hat to give to a family member or friend, or to put on a favorite stuffed bear or doll. You could even donate your hat to charity—check with local shelters, schools, hospitals, and other charitable organizations to see if they accept donations.

Size
This hat will fit a baby, toddler, or small child (it’s stretchy, so it can fit many different ages).

Yarn
1 skein Bulky weight (about 120 yards)

Needles
US size 10 / 6 mm, 16-inch circular needles

Gauge
3½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

Other things you’ll need
Stitch marker
Ruler or tape measure
Scissors
Yarn needle
Optional: Lion Brand The Pom pom-pom, or make your own