Plaid Hatter by Kate Oates

Plaid Hatter

August 2010
24 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in Plaid Pattern
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 - 360 yards (133 - 329 m)
Baby(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
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This hat is designed to be worn for years, even in the smallest size! The extended ribbing can be folded up more or less, or even be doubled to increase its wearability. It also provides for extra warmth over the ears. Plaid colorwork is stranded in the round and continues through crown decreases. Add a third color into this design by working the rib and pom pom in separate colors, or even work one vertical and one horizontal stripe of the pattern in it. Shown in Child size on both a 20-month old, and a 9-year old. And in Baby on a 5-month old. Simple colorwork is both charted and written.

Size: Baby(Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Finished Circumference: 13(15, 17, 19) inches
Fits Up To: 17(19, 21, 23) inches
Gauge: 24 sts and 27 rows per 4 inches in Plaid Pattern on larger needles
Yarn: 110(155, 210, 275) yards MC and 35(50, 65, 85) yards CC DK or Sport weight yarn
Tools: Size 5(3.75 mm) 16” circular needles, Size 6(4.0 mm) 16” circular needles and set of 5 DPNs, stitch marker