sugarplum by tiny owl knits

sugarplum

Knitting
December 2017
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
300 - 328 yards (274 - 300 m)
Child & Adult
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Cozy, warm and tucked into beds, while visions of sugarplums dance through our heads. The moon rises, hovers & sets. Goodnight moon, its time to rest! This cozy stripey hat is perfect for slumber parties and counting snowflakes. The pom-poms have jingle bells inside for extra jingleability!

Here are all of the pattern details:

Sizes:
child 19” head circumference
adult 22” head circumference (larger size in parenthesis.)

Finished measurements:
child: 7.5 inches wide x 18 inches tall measured flat.
adult: 9 inches wide x 24 inches tall measured flat.

Yarns used: worsted weight yarn such as:
Cascade Yarns, Eco Cloud, 100 g - 164 yds - 150 m, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby alpaca. One skein of each of the following.
MC: #1807 Otter (brown), CC1: # 1803 Fawn (tan)

Other options: Green & white - Cascade Cloud “Cactus” # 2143 & Cascade Eco Cloud “Ecru” # 1802. Red & white - Cascade Cloud “ruby” # 2109 & Cascade Eco Cloud “Ecru” # 1802.

Note: This yarn has a chained texture and is oozy. Because of this, I’ve included a bit of negative ease in the hat. That means the hat is a bit smaller to account for how much it stretches when worn. Keep this in mind when choosing yarn! If you go with a dense yarn, it will not stretch as much. You could account for this by casting on more sts in multiples of two. The hat would also be a bit longer. ☺

Tension/gauge:
Work 20 sts and 28 rows to measure 4x4” in St stitch
in the round using size US 8 or 5 mm needles with MC. Use needles necessary to get gauge.

Notions:
A pair of US 8 (5 mm) circular needles 16” long
A set of US 8 (5 mm) dpns
stitch markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle, thread,
3 x 3 inch square of faux fur fabric, a pinch of stuffing,
optional: 2 jingle bells for inside the pom-pom.

Tiny owl stitch dictionary: (stitches used in this pattern)
CC 1: contrasting color 1
cont: continue
dpns: double pointed needles
foll: follows
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
MC: main color
p: purl
St st: stockinette stitch - when working in the round, knit every round.
st(s): stitch(es)

Pattern notes: This striped hat is knitted in the round starting at the ribbed brim and worked to the tip. A furry jingle bell pom-pom is attached at the end. Super easy tutorial included.

There is also a full picture tutorial included in the pattern on stopping the “jog” when knitting stripes! Yay cause I hate jogging!