Zebra Newborn Hat

January 2013
Aran (8 wpi) ?
1st 4 rounds = 4 inches
5.0 mm (H)
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Finished hat size:
12.5” circumference
4.75-5.0” height
nearly 6” wide at widest part

I use a seamless method in this pattern (details are in the pattern) this will give the hat a seamless look and all the color changes will line up perfectly. (If you have any questions with this method please read My Seamless Methods (option 2)

I do not cut my yarn throughout to prevent having to weave in lots of ends but I don’t carry it, I pick up the new color and leave the old color hanging, and then reverse steps for the next color change. You can cut each color change if you like, it will not affect the finished product.

The first 4 rounds (increasing rounds) are slightly more complicated than the rest of the pattern as they require lots of changing stitches. It will get easier after you complete the increasing rounds. It may be easiest to print instructions out and cross the off as you go along.
Stitch counts are at the end of each round in <> brackets.

5.0 mm hook (or hook need to obtain gauge)
Caron’s Simply Soft or or Bernat Satin in Black (color A) and White (color B), or any colors of your choice
and border color (of choice)
(you may use any yarn to complete this project but I can’t say what size it will end up)
tapestry needle to weave in ends