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Schaad Hat

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This is a fun, ribbed hat in two sizes - one to fit adults and one for babies. There is a lot of stretch in the ribbing, so the "adult" hat will fit most children, too. I named this pattern after my dad, since the first one I made was for him. See notes at the end for making this hat in custom sizes and other gauges. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl work in the round GAUGE 7 sts/inch or 27.5 sts/10 cm in k2, p2 ribbing, unstretched, made with larger needles. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Instructions are given with the baby size first and the adult size in parenthesis. When only one set of instructions are given, follow them for both sizes. SUGGESTED YARN 450 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN any COLORWAY any!

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted-weight yarn. About 300 yards [275 m] for the baby size and about 450 yards [415 m] for the adult size, although this will vary depending on your exact gauge and desired length.
  • Sizes 6 (4.0 mm) and 8 (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge, in whatever type the knitter prefers for working small circumferences in the round. I used a set of 5 dpns.
  • 4 stitch markers

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Lara Neel Designs
Lara Neel Designs
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