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My nana taught me to knit when I was 6 yrs old. I have since picked up and put down the needles a lot. I think I now have a firm grasp of them permanently. Lets say I'm hooked.

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lain

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Attached i-cord (although there is a video linked to help)
  • i-cord
  • Mattress stitch or seam sewing skills.

Pattern Description:

An ear flap hat worked in the round.
Starting with the ear flaps, the hat is knit from the bottom up.
The top is sewn across and "ears" are stitched in for finishing.
The entire brim has an attached i-cord with four dangling pom poms.
Super cute for winter months.
Lain is the main character from an anime, "Serial Experiments: Lain". It was one of the first anime's I watched and, although Lain doesn't wear this hat in particular, it reminds me of something she would wear


22 sts / 30 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size to fit adult head measuring 22 - 25 inches


  • 100g/ 210 yards / 192 meters Malabrigo Merino Worsted Aran / 10 ply in Dusty Pink
  • 1 Size 4mm (16 in) circular needle
  • 1 Set of size 4mm DPN's

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 yarn needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Suggested yarn:

210 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Malabrigo Merino Worsted


Dusty Pink

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