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I am a busy mom of two adorable children, Mikey (5 years old) and Anna (17 yo). I have been knitting for 26 years. Absolutely love it! During my second pregnancy I focused on designing baby knits. ...

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Hat in 'Flying Birds' Stitch

from Handknitsbyelena
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hat in 'Flying Birds' Stitch
Hat in 'Flying Birds' Stitch

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit, purl, knit 2 together

Pattern Description:

This charming hat is made in the round and does not have a seam.

The pattern provides detailed instructions for right and left twists technique which is used for the "flying birds" stitch.

Difficulty level: beginner-intermediate


4 sts per 1" in stockinette stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • baby size: to fit an average 12-18 months old baby with head circumference of 17"-19"
  • adult size: to fit an average lady with head circumference of 21"-23"


  • * 1 ball of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Baby yarn (100% acrylic) in Pink Poodle or any other #4 medium worsted yarn (10ply)
  • * U.S. #9 (5.5mm) circular needles (16" long)
  • * U.S. #9 double-pointed needles (a set of 4 or 5 to shape the top)
  • * U.S. #7 (4.5mm) circular needles (16" long) for the ribbing
  • * a marker
  • * a tapestry needle
  • * small round glass beads for decoration (optional)

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice 100% acrylic yarn


Pink Poodle