Pawprints Hat by Torya Winters

Pawprints Hat

Sport (12 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
459 - 689 yards (420 - 630 m)
Child, Adult, Large Adult
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This pattern is available for free.

This cosy hat and mitts set will be perfect for spring walks and autumn days. The alpaca and wool blend yarn is lovely and soft, and the colourwork provides a double layer for extra warmth. Both hat and mitts have a stranded motif of pawprints, easy enough for a first colourwork project. They are worked in the round, so no need for sewing up afterwards. The hat and mitts come in three sizes and are quick to make, ideal for gift knitting.

Yarn required - Drops Flora, 1 (1, 2) balls in MC and 1 (1, 1) ball in CC for the set of both hat and mitts.

The hat is sized with around 5cm (2in) of negative ease. Head sizes vary a lot, so it’s best to measure the intended wearer if you can, and select the correct size to suit them. However, the sizes roughly equate to age ranges, as follows:

Child - 50.5cm (20in) circumference - 18.5cm (7.25in) height
Adult - 56cm (22in) circumference - 21cm (8.25in) height
Large Adult - 61cm (24in) circumference - 23.5cm (9.25in) height