Magical Mermaid Hat by Kristy Griffard

Magical Mermaid Hat

by Kristy Griffard
November 2019
DK (11 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in slipped rib (main body of the hat)
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 yards (128 m)
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The Magical Mermaid hat was designed for a wonderful friend, going through a very difficult time, because she needed some magic in her life. I had the yarn but couldn’t find the right pattern, so I made up my own. That was 2 years ago. I love this pattern because it’s so simple, and yet the slipped rib adds so much interest to the pattern and turns a boring ribbing into something fun!

This hat looks great in variegated, speckled, solid, and even color changing yarns! Grab some DK or a couple of skeins of fingering held together, and cast one on!

Size: Fits average head circumference 22” (56 cm). The small size will fit snuggly, while the medium size will fit a little more loosely.

Yarn: 140 yds/128 m heavy DK weight yarn
(DK and worsted weight will both work, just make sure to check your gauge)

Shown in:
Hedgehog Fibres DK (4.06 oz/115 g, 219 yd/200 m, 100% merino wool)
Banana Legs

Needles: US 4 3.5 mm and US 6 4.0 mm 16” circular needles and US 6 4.0 mm dpns

Tools: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

25 sts and 37 rows = 4” 10cm in slipped rib (body pattern) measured after blocking

Skill Level: Beginner

Skills Needed: Knitting, purling, slipped stitches, decreases