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Giraffe Hat

from Bear Ears
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Giraffe Hat
Giraffe Hat
Giraffe Hat
Giraffe Hat
Giraffe Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • fair isle
  • single crochet
  • single crochet increases
  • single crochet decreases
  • knit
  • purl
  • decreases [k2tog]

Pattern Description:

Do you enjoy long walks on the savannah, nibbling leaves from trees, and being able to see above everyone else? Perhaps you were meant to be a giraffe.
The giraffe hat pattern is a mixture of knit and crochet. The hat is a fair isle knit while the ears are crochet. The crochet portion is in chart form along with written instructions.

Gauge:

Baby (Adult)
Knitting: 24sts/ 36rows (16 sts/ 24 rows) = 4x4in/ 10x10 cm in stockinette stitch with size 3/ 3.25mm (8/ 5.0mm) needles. Crochet: 32sts/ 32rows (20sts/ 20rows) = 4x4 in/ 10x10cm in single crochet with size B/ 2.25mm (G/ 4.0mm) hook. Exact gauge is not crucial as long as the stitches are tight.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Baby: 14in/ 35.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 17in/ 43cm head, Length from brim to crown: 5in/ 12.7cm
  • Adult: 21in/ 53.5cm circumference, Stretches to fit up to a 24in/ 61cm head, Length from brim to crown: 7in/ 18cm

Materials:

  • Baby: One skein of Cascade Heritage, fingering weight, 437yds/ 400m, (75% superwash merino wool, 25% nylon) in: 5644 (Lemon) MC, 5643 (Sunflower) CC
  • Adult: One skein of Cascade 220 Quatro, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 5010 (Butterscotch) MC & One skein of Cascade 220, worsted weight, 220yds/ 200m, (100% Peruvian Highland Wool) in: 2415 (Sunflower) CC
  • Baby: Size 3/ 3.25mm, 12in/ 30cm circular needles and Size B/ 2.25mm hook
  • Adult: Size 8/ 5.0 mm, 16in/ 40mm circular needles and G/ 4.0mm hook

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry Needle
  • MeasuringTape


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I taught myself to knit in 2005, crochet in 2006 and spin in 2010. It seems I have a habit of developing hobbies.
Fiber truly is a passion. I've worked at a wool mill, done knitting for a farmers ...

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