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Nell Ziroli lives in Atlanta in a little house on a hill
with her youngest daughter Haley. She comes from a family of knitters and otherwise crafty people. Nell has been knitting, teaching and ...

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Chutes & Ladders

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Chutes & Ladders
Chutes & Ladders
Chutes & Ladders

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, Purl, Work in the round, Ktbl, YO, SKP, K2tog, K3tog

Pattern Description:

Named for the children's game, inspired by the undulations and rungs of the pattern repeat- this is a challenging but fun pattern to knit and a great hat to wear.


Gauges :
6.5 stitches and 8 rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 20 inch hat
6 stitches and 7.5 rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 21.5 inch hat
5.75 stitches and 7.25rounds =1" in stockinette stitch = 23 inch hat

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • The stitch pattern is really quite stretchy, expanding to 23", snapping back to 20". Without creating hat head. All hats are about 8 1/4 to 8 3/4 inches long.


  • 200 - 230 yards sport weight yarn, sample in Quince & Co Chickadee,

You Will Also Need:

  • 10 Stitch Markers, 1 unique for the beginning of the round.
  • Circular needles and DPN's in the size to achieve gauge; Samples were both knit with US5 24" circulars - by an average tension knitter.