Dino Hat by Sari Nordlund

Dino Hat

Knitting
December 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern, in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
257 yards (235 m)
one size, to fit a 3-5 year old with head circumference of approximately 51-53 cm / 20-21 inches
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Hang out with Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Velociraptors, and of course the T-rex! This hat is made for little adventurers!

The Dino hat is designed for my four-year old son who really loves dinosaurs! For the best result choose two colors with high contrast (ie. One very light, one very dark). The pattern uses very little of the contrast color so you can easily use a mini skein or leftovers.

Size
one size, to fit a 3-5 year old with head circumference of approximately 51-53 cm / 20-21 inches
If you want an adult version, try substituting the yarns for DK weight and adjusting the needle size to 3.5-4.0 mm / US 4-6

Yarn
170 m / 190 yards of main color (MC) in fingering weight yarn, shown in Lichen and Lace 80/20 Sock (80% Merino, 20% Nylon; 334 meters / 365 yards per 100 grams) shown in colorway Sage,
and 65 m / 70 yards of contrast color (CC) in fingering weight yarn, shown in madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light (100% SW merino, 384 m / 420 yards per 100 g), shown in colorway Arya.

Optional: small amount of yarn for a pompom. Shown in Novita Hohde (reflective yarn) in colorway Salama

Gauge
30 sts and 34 rounds = 10 cm / 4” of colorwork on larger needles in the round, blocked.

Needles
2.75 mm / US 2 circular needles with a 40 cm / 16” cable for the ribbing
3.25 mm / US 3 circular needles with a 40 cm / 16” cable for the main part
3.25 mm / US 3 double pointed needles or circular needles with a cable suitable for small circumference knitting for the crown shaping
Always use the needle size that gets you the right gauge!

Notions
waste yarn for the provisional cast on
4 stitch markers
sewing needle