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I have been knitting for 59 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in ...

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Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years
Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years
Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years
Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years
Gumball Anyone - Fits 3+ years

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • short rows
  • k2tog

Pattern Description:

This is so eye-catching and irresistible to the little ones - 3 years of age and older. It uses double-stranded yarn, so it is very warm, it covers the ears, and it has an extra layer of fiberfill at the very top to keep the head a little warmer.

It is knit in the round and uses short rows for the earflaps. "How To" insructions are provided for creating short rows. It's really not scary at all! The wrap and turn (w+t) is a piece of cake and knitting the little wrap with the live stitch to close the gap is very easy as well. The hat uses only a stockinette stitch throughout. On the short rows, where both sides are worked, it is knit on the RS and purled on the WS. The rest of the hat is knit in the round, so it uses only the knit stitch. I love seamless knitting!

Don't let the buttons scare you either! Just thread a sewing needle with a long double-stranded thread and begin layering and attaching all the way around the hat. No need to do each individually.

I found the best and softest yarn for this project is Caron Simply Soft 100% acrylic yarn.


3.25 sts and 4.5 rounds in stockinette st

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 18" circumference
  • 7" length - adjustments easily made for longer hat


  • 1 skein each of red and white worsted weight yarn
  • 20 yds of silver/gray worsted weight yarn
  • U. S. Size 9 16-inch circular needle and DPNs
  • 65-75 5/8" buttons

You Will Also Need:

  • fiberfill
  • tapestry needle
  • sewing needle
  • sewing thread