Panda Hat (newborn to child sizes) by Donna Sires

Panda Hat (newborn to child sizes)

December 2012
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 14 rows = 2 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
65 - 80 yards (59 - 73 m)
Newborn to 6 months, 6 - 18 months, 18 months - 4 yrs, 5 - 8 years.
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This Panda Hat is knitted with the Magic Loop method of knitting in the round using 36” or longer #7 circular needles. Easy-to-follow instructions for learning the Magic Loop are included. Features are knitted and sewn on after the hat is completed.

Easy-Intermediate skill level

MC: 1 skein WHITE #4 worsted weight (such as Martha Stewart Crafts Extra Soft Wool Blend)
CC: 1 skein BLACK #4 worsted weight
A few yards PINK or RED #4 worsted weight for tongue.

Size 7 - 47” circular needle (I recommend the 47” Addi Lace needles, but any 36” or longer needle will work)
or size to obtain gauge.

5 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch worked with a circular needle.

Stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, a little bit of polyester fiber fill stuffing for nose.
Optional: Buttons for eyes

BO: bind off
CC: contrasting color
CO: cast on
K: knit
k2tog: knit 2 together (decreasing 1 stitch)
kfb: knit front and back of stitch (adding 1 stitch)
MC: main color
P: purl

TECHNIQUES (instructions included)
Magic Loop method of knitting in the round
Embroidery chain stitch