Stingray Hat by Stana D.Sortor

Stingray Hat

November 2019
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 10 - 6.0 mm
100 - 180 yards (91 - 165 m)
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This hat was created after I received a message on Ravelry asking if there were a possibility of turning my stingray toy into a stingray hat, creating an illusion of a stingray sitting on your head.
Stella, the stingray
The hat is knit in the round. Start with a 1x1 rib brim in CC yarn. Then work the underbody of the stingray by increasing the stitches in 10 places. Change to MC, and continue to work short rows to create the two flaps. Then continue to decrease the stitches to finish the body of the stingray. When you decrease to the same amount of stitches as the brim, you will continue to knit the top of the hat, with a crown decrease.

Finished Hat Size:
Finished unstretched measurement at brim: approximately 16” (40.5 cm) small, 18.5” (47 cm) medium, and 21.25” (54 cm) large in circumference.
Length approximately 7.25” (18.5 cm), 8” (20.5 cm), 9” (23 cm)
Suggested Yarn:
Cascade 128 Superwash, bulky weight (100% Superwash Wool; 128 yards / 117 meters per 3.5oz/ 100 g): 1 skein each: 247 Tuffet - CC, 900 Charcoal - MC
Or any bulky weight yarn in two colors.