Paper Boat by Amy van de Laar

Paper Boat

November 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette / stocking stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
145 - 310 yards (133 - 283 m)
Baby, Toddler, Kid/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large
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‘Paper Boat’ is a knitted version of a simple origami boat. As kids we made large ones out of newspaper to wear as pirate-captain hats, and little ones out of scrap paper to float in the kitchen sink. Warning: this version doesn’t float!

The hat is constructed in one piece, beginning with the wide brim. The instructions are written, not charted, and every second round is a ‘rest’ round. Skills needed include knitting in the round, knit, purl, and basic decreases.

Materials: 145-310 yards / 133-284 metres of sock or fingering-weight yarn. One 50g ball of Morris Empire 4ply will be enough for the Baby and Toddler sizes, but for the larger sizes you will need two balls. I used a marled black & white yarn to mimic newsprint. Choose a smooth, bouncy yarn for a nicely defined texture.

Sizing: Baby (Toddler, Kid/Teen, Adult Small, Adult Large)
To fit head circumference: 16”/40.5cm, (18”/45.5cm, 20”/50.5cm, 22”/56cm, 24”/61cm), with 0-2”/0-5cm negative ease.
Yds/metres required: 145yds/133m (180yds/165m, 210yds/192m, 270yds/247m, 310yds/284m).

Pattern is for personal use only.