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from More With Les
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Kindergarten

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round, casting on, binding off, easy duplicate stitch (link to instruction video included!).

Pattern Description:

Kindergarten is all about the ABC's and 123's. Duplicate stitch is a fun, surprisingly easy technique used to embellish this fun hat. A single pattern from the collection, Elementary Hats, also available on Craftsy.


5.5 stitches/inch in stockinette stitch in the round.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Child-sized: 7" from brim to top when measured flat. See guidelines in pattern for sizing up or down


  • 2 colors of worsted weight wool. In the example, I used Cascade 220. You'll need about 130 yards of main color and fewer than 40 yards of the embellishing color.

You Will Also Need:

  • 16" circular needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge (I am a loose knitter so in the example, I used size US 6) and additional needles for small-diameter knitting (DPNs, a second circular or a long Magic Loop needle). For a tighter fit around the head, knit the brim in one size smaller needles and then go up a size for the body of the hat. Tapestry needle.

Suggested yarn:

170 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Cascade 220

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