Spaceman Nicolino by Corinne Fourcade
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Spaceman Nicolino

Knitting
November 2009
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
115 - 171 yards (105 - 156 m)
3-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-24 months
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

I designed this little baby hat to use all the odd ends of sock yarn that a lot of us knitters have lying around our houses. I think it would work beautifully with self-striping, plain or variegated yarn or with mixed colours leftovers (there are ideas for this at the end of the pattern).

It reminds me of 1950’s science fiction films and makes me think of a spaceman from that era. I named it Nicolino (which means little Nicolas), because I designed it on the day I heard that my friend had given birth to her little boy, Nicolas.

Sizes
3-6 months (6-12 months,12-24 months) to fit approx head circumference of 36-41 (41-46, 46-51)cm / 14-16 (16-18, 18-20)”

Yarn
105 (130, 158) m / 115 (142, 171) yards of 4ply sock yarn or fingering yarn.

Needles
2.5mm (US 1 ½) 80cm (32”) circular needle or size 2.5mm (US 1 ½) DPNs
Or needle size needed to obtain gauge
Darning needle

Necessary skills
Knitting in the round, Kfb(f), st markers, picking up sts