Swans Island Bulky Hats for the Whole Family by Kristen Ashbaugh-Helmreich

Swans Island Bulky Hats for the Whole Family

August 2013
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
100 - 130 yards (91 - 119 m)
12"- 23" head circumference
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This pattern is available for free.

Last year’s worsted weight version of this pattern was so popular that we just HAD to do a chunky weight version! Not to mention we had tons of customer requests for a warmer version as well. So, we grabbed some more of our trusty Swans Island yarn, this time in Natural Colors Bulky, and set out to make these hats a bit warmer for you. One skein of the yarn will make one hat, but to achieve the striped patterns we have shown here, you’ll want at least two skeins. Luckily, two skeins will make two adult hats or three smaller hats depending on the sizes you need. These easy hats are knit in the round and use only the most basic stitches making this a great beginner or first hat project. When paired with a gorgeous yarn such as Swans Island, the result is a classically beautiful heirloom item that will be treasured for years to come. We hope this pattern finds you in time for all of your winter knitting, as this pattern covers all sizes from Newborn to X-Large adult and will work for everyone in the family. Happy knitting!

Finished Measurements:
12”- Newborn (0-6 Months)
14”- Baby (6-12 Months)
16”- Toddler (12-24 Months)
18”- Kids
19”- XS Adult
20”- S Adult
21”- M Adult
22”- L Adult
23”- XL Adult

To Fit Sizes:
Newborn (0-6 mos)- 13-15”
Baby (6-12 mos)- 15-17”
Toddler (1-3 yrs)- 17-18”
Kids (3 yrs +)- 19”
XS Adult- 20”
Sm. Adult- 21”
Med. Adult- 22”
Lg. Adult- 23”
XL Adult- 24”