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Stripey Stocking Hat - Baby-Child Knitting Pattern

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An adorable stripey stocking hat to knit in six sizes for babies and children. This is a quick knit, perfect for gift giving or a cute accessory for your own little one. Choose a supersoft non-itchy yarn and this is one hat your baby will want to keep on! This is a simple knit and instructions are provided for both knitting the hat flat or in the round

Sizes: 0-6 (6-12,12-24,24-36 months)(4-6 years, 7-10 years)

Actual finished circumference: 34(36,39,43)(46,48)cm/13½(14¼,15½,17)(18,19)inches

These sizes are the “unstretched” sizes – the hat will fit average size heads in the age range.

Needles & Notions

Any double knitting/8ply weight yarn

1(1,1,2)(2,2) x 50g ball main colour, 1 x 50g ball contrast colour

Suggested needles: Size 4mm (US6) – either single point needles for knitting flat or your preferred needles for knitting in the round (e.g. 5 x double point needles, a long circular needle for knitting “magic loop” or 2 shorter circular needles).

Lockable stitch markers + 1 distinguishable stitch marker for BOR. You can use small pieces of scrap yarn tied into loops for this if you don’t have stitch markers

Large blunt sewing needle

2½”/6cm pom pom maker (optional)

Gauge: 22sts and 28 rows to 10cm square over pattern using 4mm needles

Skill level: Easy

This pattern is simple to make but assumes you already know how to cast on, knit, purl and knit 2 together (decrease).


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