TaraDiddle Hat by Cheryl Ham

TaraDiddle Hat

Knitting
February 2018
DK (11 wpi) ?
23 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in 2x2 Ribbing
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
140 - 240 yards (128 - 219 m)
One Size Fits Most - Instructions written for both Fingering & DK weight yarn
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As Cornelius Fudge puts it in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: “‘We haven’t got time to listen to more taradiddles, I’m afraid, Dumbledore.’”, the word TaraDiddle means a silly fib, or pretentious nonsense.

I’m hoping you’ll find the hat just as fun to knit as word TaraDiddle is to say - and that’s no lie!!

The pattern is a fast knit with easy to remember repeats, making it great for travel knitting or when you’re looking to kick back and Knitflix & Chill. Plus, the individual sets of written instructions for both fingering weight & DK weight yarn, for which the details of each are outlined below, gives you lots of options so you can knit the hat you love.

Yarn:

Fingering approx. 60g /240 yds fingering weight yarn. Sample yarn is Hypnotic Yarn Treat Your Feet Base 80% Superwash Merino / 20% Nylon; 400 yds per 100g skein; colorway Feelin’ Groovy; 1 skein.

DK approx. 60g /140 yds DK weight yarn. Sample yarn is Hypnotic Yarn Plump Merino DK Base 100% Superwash Merino; 231 yds per 100g skein; colorway Victorian Hair Pin; 1 skein.

Needles:

Fingering 1 set US 1 (2.25mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for knitting in the round or a longer cable for magic loop, and double pointed needles or magic loop in longer cord for working crown decreases.

DK 1 set US 4 (3.5mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles for knitting in the round or a longer cable for magic loop, and double pointed needles or magic loop in longer cord for working crown decreases.

Notions:

1 Stitch Marker for marking the beginning of the round as well as 12 fingering or 8 DK additional markers (optional) for crown decreases. Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Gauge:

Fingering 30 sts and 46 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in 2x2 rib, blocked.

DK 23 sts and 32 rnds = 4” (10 cm) in 2x2 rib, blocked.

Size: One size fits most 20-23” (50-58 cm) head circumference.

Fingering circumference approximately 18” (45 cm) blocked

DK circumference approximately 18” (47 cm) blocked

Suggestions for increasing size can be found in the instructions on page 3 for fingering and page 4 for DK. Keep in mind that increasing size will also increase the amount of yarn needed to complete hat.*

Pattern has been professionally tech edited by aersknits

Enjoy & Happy Making
Cheryl