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Weaverville, CA USA

I have always been inspired by hand knit items, but it seemed beyond reach for me...until I took some knitting classes!
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Gunny Sack Newborn Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Gunny Sack Newborn Hat
Gunny Sack Newborn Hat
Gunny Sack Newborn Hat
Gunny Sack Newborn Hat
Gunny Sack Newborn Hat
Gunny Sack Newborn Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit in the round, on double pointed needles
  • Purl
  • Basic decrease (SSK or K2tog)
  • Basic increase (M1, KRL, or KFB)

Pattern Description:

A sweet, newborn hat for pictures, a new baby gift, or just to keep that little head warm!

Size: Newborn-3 months
Skills needed: Knitting in the round, on double pointed needles

***Please use under direct, adult supervision, for safety.***

Thank you so much, to Luvin Pictures Photography, of Burleson, TX, for her wonderful photos!


Original gauge of Cascade: 2 stitches=1", on size 15 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn


  • 1 Skein, 250 g/123 yards, Cascade Magnum wool roving yarn, in Summer Sky or Walnut Heather (I used 38 yards per hat.) OR Woolease Thick and Quick
  • 1 Set, size 13, double pointed needles
  • Small amount of Berroco Linsey cotton blend, light worsted, in Shell, or similar yarn

Suggested yarn:

38 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade Magnum


Summer Sky