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Lisa has been knitting all her life, Hats and Mittens, Cowls and Doll Sweaters are favorite things to design. They are fast, easy
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Big FIsh Hat

from Lisa McFetridge
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Big FIsh Hat
Big FIsh Hat
Big FIsh Hat
Big FIsh Hat
Big FIsh Hat
Big FIsh Hat Big Fish Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit in the round
  • knit with 2 colors on a round

Pattern Description:

Usually when I design a stranded hat, "order" is the order of the day. Each hat breaks down into smaller, repeatable pieces. Yet one of my most popular hats, the "Mother Goose Hat," has 2 separate charts, each covering half the hat, no repeats. On a recent shopping trip with my daughter, we saw a pair of men's shorts with fish embroidered on them, but unlike other shorts, the fish were random, unpredictable, just like a real school of fish! We loved them. Here is one of the hats that resulted from our shopping trip. ( see the "little fish skull cap" for the other hat)

A slouchy "stash buster" hat (use some of those little balls to stripe those fish) with a braided edge worked in the round. A school of striped fish with blue eyes and a blue wave on the water's surface. The fish have a sense of humor, but don't look too childish. Not typical ocean colors, but the background colors show off the fish nicely. Three sizes, Small Child, Child & Adult provide a size to fit all fish lovers, A pom pom in the same colors as the fish for a pop of color on top. Consider using a self striping or tonal yarn for the fish to avoid changing yarn colors every round for the fish. Adult size shown, charts are slightly different for each size.


20 sts X 26 rows in stranded stockinette st, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 17 (19, 21) in circumference
  • 9 (10, 10) in tall

You Will Also Need:

  • seam needle
  • stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

300 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220 worsted


Navy, Silver Grey, Koi & Christmas Red