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X Marks the Hat (Child's Hat and Scarf)

Knit with KT
Knitting
June 2007
Bulky / 12 ply (7 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in K1 P1 Ribbing
US 10 - 6.0 mm
250 - 270 yards (229 - 247 m)
average sized child's head (18in/45cm), 4-12years
This pattern is available for free.

This hat was deliberately designed to fold easily. By doing some slightly complicated finishing for the top, an X shape is created. When it’s on the head, the points of the X are not noticeable (because of preemptive decreasing), but when taken off the hat naturally folds nice and flat. Hat is knit in the round. You can slightly see the X shaping on my lovely model, Gerome Giraffe. Even though it is knit in a basic rib pattern, there is not much lateral stretch because of the bulky weight yarn.