Newborn Long Tail Hat by Ellen Kerkow

Newborn Long Tail Hat

December 2010
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5 stitches = 1 inch
in straight stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
50 - 100 yards (46 - 91 m)
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This pattern is available for free.

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This hat was made for my second son to use for newborn pictures. I had seen some similar hats and thought “I can make that!” So I started knitting and made desicions as I went.

I used Malabrigo worsted yarn- my favorite since I made a hat for my older son. It is so soft and comes in so many beautiful colors. I used size 8 needles (size 7 for the ribbing)- everything I knit anymore is on size 8 (or bigger)… I knit a baby sweater on size 6 and it took way too long- bigger is better! I like bamboo or birch dpns because they feel warm and don’t slip.