Twitter by Thelma Egberts
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July 2011
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinet
US 6 - 4.0 mm
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This pattern was sold before to raise money Cambodia Knits. Because of the 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.Sorry for that

“Look, I’m a bird! Your (grand)children can pretend the are parrots, seagulls, or blackbirds when they wear this funny hat. They can open or close the ‘real’ beak and even put leaves or twigs in it. So it’s a hat and also a toy!

This pattern means to inspire knitters to create their own feathered friend. You can knit a Blackbird or a Jailbird, like shown in the pictures. But what about making your own Bird of Paradise, Seagull of even Love Bird?
Twitter is a perfect hat for creative birdlovers (and who doesn’t love birds?).

The pattern is fully testknitted. It’s considered an quite easy hat to knit. The earflaps (or ‘wings’) are knit in ribbed short row wedges. The ‘beak’ is in fact a double brim.

This pattern has been testknitted by the Dutch and Belgian Pattern Testers