Birthday or Celebration Hat by Thomasina Cummings Designs

Birthday or Celebration Hat

August 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
4 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
in UK htr (US hdc)
4.0 mm (G)
164 - 328 yards (150 - 300 m)
Birth to Adult
both US and UK
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Celebrate in style. Whether it’s a first birthday party or grandpa’s retirement ‘do’, this hat is guaranteed to raise a smile.

Four sizes (baby, toddler, child and adult) are included along with a selection of embellishments!

You will need: Up to 300 m of Aran or WW yarn in any colour you like, an appropriate hook, a stitch marker, some lightweight card*, 1m of elastic or ribbon and a needle for neatening ends.

*The card is used to add stiffness to the hat. For photo shoots with a new baby, you may prefer to replace card with soft felt, partially fill with soft stuffing for a more flexible moulding shape or leave out altogether (as per Sweet Pea Photography Pic)

If sewing the trims on doesn’t thrill you, a hot glue gun could be useful.

Gauge: 4sts and 3 rows to 2.5 cm (1”) in UK htr.

Both US and UK versions of the pattern are available to download.

Patterns are fully tested.