Find Familiar by Mandy Bee

Find Familiar

Knitting
August 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in St st
US 4 - 3.5 mm
50 - 200 yards (46 - 183 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult S/M, Adult M/L)
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The Find Familiar spell from Dungeons & Dragons allows you to gain the service of a spirit animal of your choosing: a new little buddy to do your bidding! I chose this spell name for this hat because knitting this hat feels… well, familiar. The lacy brim adds just that extra bit of style and fun to spice up the hat while having a super short repeat so it takes very little brain power to work up. And being 80% stockinette in the round, this knit makes the perfect companion for binge watching your favorite show or at the table while playing D&D!

SIZES
Baby (Toddler, Child, Tween, Adult S/M, Adult M/L)
Circumference
10 (12, 14, 16, 17.5, 20)“/25.5 (30.5, 35.5, 40.5, 44.5, 51)cm
Height
6 (7, 7.5, 8.5, 9.5, 10.5)”/15.5 (17.5, 19, 21.5, 24.5, 26.5)cm

TECHNIQUES

  • Knit, Purl in the Round
  • Long Tail Cast On
  • Knit Increases (yo)
  • Knit Decreases (k2tog)
  • Slip Stitch and Pass-Slipped-Stitch-Overs (sl, psso)

MATERIALS
Needles and Notions

  • US 4/3.5mm 16”/40cm circular needles or size needed to get gauge
  • Optional: Matching DPNs for knitting the smaller circumference of the crown
  • Optional: US 2/3mm 16”/40cm circular needles or two sizes down from the needle size used to get gauge to use on the ribbing
  • Tapestry needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Yarn
Schoppel ‘Zauberball Crazy’ (75% Superwash Wool, 25% Nylon, 459yds/420m per 100g skein); 1 skein; sample uses color #2254.

Substitutions: Zauberball Crazy is a fingering weight, 2 ply yarn, but I think this hat would look great in any fingering weight yarn. Because of the simplicity of the stitches, it’s a great canvas to show off colorways, especially variegated and/or speckled!