Tweet by Thelma Egberts


February 2013
Sport (12 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinet
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
one (child)
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This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern was sold before to raise money Cambodia Knits. Because of new VAT-rules the pattern was unavailable for a while. Since november 2016 the pattern is free. You are invited to make a donation to Cambodia Knits ( This is a social enterprise, that uses knitting to bring employment to communities in Cambodia.

Tweet is a hat that looks like a bird. It’s a variation on Twitter, my other bird hat. The basis of these hats is the same. Both hats have a ‘beak’ formed by a double brim. Both have wing-like earflaps worked in short row wedges.
One difference is that Tweet is worked in allover garter stitch. The bigger difference is that Tweet has no felt eyes, but separately knit eyes. These are placed in eye sockets (buttonholes).

This hat is knitted from backside up. Back and earflaps are knitted together on straight needles. Earflaps are shaped by knitting sort row wedges. Body and crown are knitted in the round in garter stitch.
Pattern includes tip for jogless join.

You can knit the hat in any color combination you like. What about a Love Bird or a Bird of Paradise?