Newhart Hat by Raquel Francia

Newhart Hat

Knitting
yarn held together
Lace
+ Lace
= Fingering (14 wpi) ?
37 stitches and 45 rows = 4 inches
in 37 st x 45 rows= 10 cm in SPOTS pattern with larger needles. Worked in the round once blocked.
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
142 - 175 yards (130 - 160 m)
3-6 (6-9, 9-12) months, 1-2 (2-4) years, S-M (L) adult
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A quick, retro inspired hat from “The Bob Newhart Show”. It is worked from the rib all the way to the top. The rib is worked double its length and afterwards folded and sewn together to create a nice and thick fabric. Earflaps are created at the end by picking up stitches on the sides. For all baby to preschooler sizes, instructions include an extra as earflaps sections will be pre-marked by purling stitches on the sides so you just have to pick the stitches up from there. This way you can avoid trying the hats on the little ones which can be a bit stressful ;-) The hat is meant to be worn not too far down your ear so earflaps can do their work.

SUPPLIES
2.5 and 3 mm circular needles or DPN. Tapestry needle. 6 stitch markers. For this pattern I used a retro skein Fior D’Alpe BBB (lace 100% wool) held double to obtain a fingering.

GAUGE
37 st x 45 rows= 10 cm in SPOTS pattern with larger needles. Worked in the round once blocked. Check your tension and adjust your needle size accordingly.

SIZES AND FINISH MEASUREMENTS
3-6 months (6-9, 9-12, 1-2 years, 2-4, S-M adult, L) Hat, when stretched, fits head size circumference: 42 (44, 46, 48, 50, 54-56, 58) cm Height (from beginning of rib to tip of I-cord while hat when stretched): 17 (18, 20, 21, 23, 23, 24)

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