Tool Time Hat by Lisa McFetridge
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Tool Time Hat

October 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in stranded stockinette st, blocked with larger needles
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
120 - 180 yards (110 - 165 m)
Infant, Child, Adult, see notes
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When my son was little, he wore a tool belt and carried “Cool Tools” everywhere with him (when he wasn’t dressed up as a cowboy, of course.) I made him lots of hats, but never a tool hat, though I did make a tool sweater. My nephew’s kids want hats and their mom told me I couldn’t go wrong with “tools, animals, dinosaurs or sports.” So here are the tools, finally.

TOOL TIME is not a Hard Hat, but a Fun Hat for Handymen (Women and Kids) of all sizes. Wrenches, hammers, saws and L-squares make up the border of this cap in 3 sizes: Infant, Child & Adult. Above the tool border is a flat rib to add textural interest to the top of the cap. It was inspired by my “Julie’s Hearts & Kyle’s Tool Time Sweater” Pattern. Though intended for kids, three of my four testers chose the adult size! Graphs are slightly different for each size. Child size is shown in photo.

Finished Measurements
Finished Length: 7.25 (8, 8.5) ins
Finished Circumference: 16 (19, 22) ins

Hat: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” in stranded St st in the round, blocked.

Yarn (Knit Picks Wool of the Andes is used in photo)
Yarn amounts do not include a tassel or pompom. Add yardage for a topper.

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 110 yards/50g):
Onyx Heather - 80 (95, 110) yds MC
Dove Heather - 40 (55, 70) yds CC
Knit Picks Brava (100% Acrylic Yarn; 100g)
Asphalt Heather - 80 (95, 110) yds MC
Dove Heather - 40 (55, 70) yds CC
Cascade 220 (100% Wool; 220 yards/100g):
Charcoal Grey - 80 (95, 110) yds MC
Silver Grey - 40 (55, 70) yds CC

Needles (shorter needles will work best for infant and child sizes)
US 7 (4.5mm) 16 or 24 inch circular needles, or size to obtain gauge
US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs same size as needles above
US 6 (4.25 mm) 16 or 24” circular needles OR 1 size smaller than above needles.

Seam Needle
Stitch Markers
Scrap yarn or stitch holder
Size G Crochet hook if making a fairy pull on top (pictured)
Thin fleece cap, same size circumference as hat being made - OPTIONAL