Pinion by Woolly Wormhead
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September 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking Stitch
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
76 - 190 yards (69 - 174 m)
14, 16, 17.5, 19 in/35.5, 40.75, 44.5, 48.25 cm
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Sometimes it’s tricky to convince kids to wrap up warm on cold days, but they’ll love wearing this funky, skater-style hat.

The stripes and pointy shape are lots of fun, and you can rest assured that little ears are warm under those cute ear flaps.

Girls will love this design just as much as boys – just use their favourite colours!

Yarn A: 44 (58, 75, 93) yd/40 (54, 69, 85) m
Yarn B: 32 (38, 46, 54) yd/29 (35, 42, 50) m
43yd/40m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. in either yarn
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Wendy Merino DK (129yd/118m per 50g; 100% Merino)
Shown in size 19in/48.25cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

Alternative yarn
King Cole Merino Blend DK (123yd/112m per 50g; 100% Wool)

24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
23 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Slipped Stitch pattern
23 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter Stitch

To fit sizes: 14 (16, 17.5, 19) in/ 35.5 (40.75, 44.5, 48.25) cm
Finished size: 12.5 (14, 15.25, 16.75) in/ 31.75 (35.5, 38.75, 42.5) cm

Skills required
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, slipped stitches, blanket stitch

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Knitting in the round & Blanket Stitch

Do you need help with this pattern? We have a specific discussion thread in the Wormhead’s Hats group where you can ask any questions.

First published September 2013 by Simply Knitting magazine; republished October 2015
PDF file size: 2.7MB
Product code: WW246KPinion
Technical editor: Heather Murray