Polar Bear Hat by Nicole Krüsi

Polar Bear Hat

Aran (8 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
210 - 420 yards (192 - 384 m)
baby, toddler, child
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

This hat is worked in the round. The ribbed double brim is fixed so it doesn’t get out of place. The smiling polar bears are knitted in fair isle style and the threads are woven in. (This technique isn’t explained in detail in this pattern.) To give it a nice finish it has a snowball like pompom at the top.

baby (toddler/ child)
circumference: 16 (18.5/ 20.5) in or 41 (47/ 52.5) cm
length: 5.5 (7/ 7.5) in or 14 (17.5/ 19) cm
(Those measurements are for the hat and not for the heads)

needles: 5 double pointed needles in
US 4 - 3.5 mm
and US 6 - 4.0 mm
yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in geranio and natural (192 meters (210 yards) 100 grams (3.53 ounces)) or any other yarn that substitutes. Each 50 grams (100 and 50 grams / 100 and 50 grams)
and scrap black wool in similar strength
4 stitch markers and darning needle

The pattern has not been testknitted, but I tried to compare my pattern with others and did my best to include two other sizes. So every feedback about sizing or corrections are more than welcomed!