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Hi! My name is Alicia. I'm a knitting ecologist with a weakness for socks, shawls, and shiny pretty yarn. My designs reflect what I like to knit: simple, easy-to-work patterns appropriate for ...

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Giving Comfort

from Shoelaceswitcher Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Giving Comfort
Giving Comfort

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • decrease
  • knit in the round

Pattern Description:

This hat was designed to be a quick project perfect for gifts or charity knitting. The simple textured stitch pattern makes it as comforting to work as it is for the recipient to wear. The original hats were donated to the Afghans for Afghans project (http://www.afghansforafghans.org) and it warms me from the inside out to think of them around the world, providing a little comfort to those who can really use it.

If you enjoy this stitch pattern, you might also like to knit my Ribby Holiday Socks.


3.5 sts/inch and 5 rounds/inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Small: 16", fits children to teenagers (shown in variegated)
  • Medium: 18", fits average adults (shown in blue)
  • Large: 20", fits larger adults (not pictured)


  • 65-100 yards bulky weight yarn
  • Circular needle and DPN's size 10 (6.0mm)

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

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