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Sometimes it’s tricky to convince kids to wrap up warm on cold days, but they’ll love wearing this funky, skater-style hat.

The stripes and pointy shape are lots of fun, and you can rest assured that little ears are warm under those cute ear flaps.

Yarn A: 44 [58, 75, 93] yd/40 [54, 69, 85] m
Yarn B: 32 [38, 46, 54] yd/29 [35, 42, 50] m
43yd/40m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St. in either yarn
DK weight, plied yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 3.25mm/UK10/US3 & 3.5mm/UK--/US4 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle

Sample details
Shown in Wendy Merino DK [129yd/118m per 50g; 100% Merino]

Shown in size 19in/48.25cm on model with 20.5in/52cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
King Cole Merino Blend DK [123yd/112m per 50g; 100% Wool]

24 sts x 34 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over St.St.
23 sts x 38 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.5mm needles over Slipped Stitch pattern
23 sts x 40 rows to 4in/10cm on 3.25mm needles over Garter Stitch

To fit sizes: 14 [16, 17.5, 19] in/ 35.5 [40.75, 44.5, 48.25] cm
Finished size: 12.5 [14, 15.25, 16.75] in/ 31.75 [35.5, 38.75, 42.5] cm

Skills required
Knit & purl stitches, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, slipped stitches, blanket stitch

Pattern contents
Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Knitting in the round & Blanket Stitch


First published September 2013 by Simply Knitting magazine; republished October 2015

PDF file size: 2.7MB

Product code: WW246KPinion

Technical editor: Heather Murray