Twisted Taffy Hat / Photography Prop by Tricia Drake

Twisted Taffy Hat / Photography Prop

March 2011
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
7.5 stitches and 12 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 17 - 12.75 mm
188 yards (172 m)
newborn (up to 14"), 3-6 mos (up to 17")

Kits and needles available for this and any project from “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” at

NEW 9/2012 - “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” wins the 2012 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Craft/Hobby/How-To book, awarded by the Independent Book Publishers Association.

NEW 6/2012 - “Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way” is a finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Book of the Year.

Recommended materials (to make the green and blue beanie) include:

  • 1 ball Lion Brand Bolero in #206 Lime Blue
  • 1 skein Cascade Magnum in #9461 Lime Heather

ERRATA ADDED AUG 2, 2011 - There is likely a mistake on the 3-6 month size. We will post the correction ASAP!

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NEW REVIEW 3/16/11 from Living Crafts Magazine, Spring 2011: “Some of the designs in this book are so unique and so perfect for a new baby that they seem commissioned by Mother Nature herself…”

NEW REVIEW 3/14/11 from Publishers Weekly: …“Drake, founder of TrickyKnits, captures a festive mood in this collection of hand knit baby gifts. Beginning knitters will welcome the explicit directions and speedy results; experienced knitters will enjoy experimenting with chunky knits for tiny newborns…The results appear deliciously complex, yet the designs are relatively straightforward.”

The lime/pink/blue sample uses Lion Brand Bolero in #204 Tutti Frutti and Cascade Magnum in #9461 Lime Heather.

The pink/tan sample uses Springtree Road Super Bulky Thick-n-Thin Merino in La Vie en Rose and Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky in Blossom.