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Official Kittyville Hat

Knitting
September 2004
Aran / 10 ply (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches = 1 inch in Stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
240 yards (219 m)
One size fits most, approx 23" around
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: knithappens.com

Pattern description from Stitch ‘n Bitch: “These hats are the bastard children of the Lil’ Devil Baby Hat that I featured on my Web site, www.kittyville.com. Kittyville is an online hodgepodge that I started in 1997 to present my somewhat off-center interests to the rest of the world. I love getting feedback and questions from faraway places, and I got so many requests for an adult version of the Lil’ Devil Baby Hat that I adapted it to fit grown-ups. It naturally evolved into the Kitty hat, which is the official headgear for Kittyville. i like to imagine people wearing it to surf my site, like a kid putting on a Captain Video helmet to watch his favorite show. You can omit the ears or horns and add your own kind of ornamentation: pom-poms, tassels, ponytails. Or just go minimal - with this basic hat shape, the possibilities are endless!”

Link to Adults-Only Devil Hat

Size: One size fits most, approx 23” around

Skills: Cast on, knit, purl, decrease, knit in the round, cable cast-on, pick up stitches, I-cord

Materials:

  • Mission Falls 1824 Wool (100% superwash merino wool; 50g/80yds)
  • Devil Hat: 3 skeins #011 Poppy
  • Kitty Hat: 3 skeins #005 Raven
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16” circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
  • US 7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles (set of 4/5)
  • Stitch markers

Pattern on pages 165-167.