The Orca by Karen Fielding

The Orca

Knitting
June 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
40 - 85 yards (37 - 78 m)
Baby (16 inch circumference) & Adult (21-22 inch circumference)
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This might be only a hat, but it does a killer whale impression!

A striking hat which knits up quickly and warmly, with either a single or folded brim.

Pattern Info

Techniques Used
Worked bottom up in the round
Stranded knitting (2 colour)
Pom pom creation (optional)

Gauge
22 stitches, 30 rows for a 10x10cm / 4x4” square

Size Information
There are two sizes included, a baby (16 inch head circumference) and an adult (21-22 inch head circumference)
To be worn with a couple inches of negative ease for a snug fit.

Materials Required

Yarn for hat (and pom pom):
Approx. 50 (85) yards black DK yarn. Sample used Stylecraft Special DK Black.
Approx. 40 (70) yards white DK yarn. Sample used Stylecraft Special DK White.

Needles
3.5mm / US #4 circular needles or double pointed needles (brim)
4.0mm / US #6 circular needles or double pointed needles (body)

Notions
Darning needle for sewing in ends
Stitch markers
Measuring tape
Pom pom maker