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Melbourne, Australia

I am an independent designer living and working in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. Although I do a lot of jewellery design, and work with fabric, there is a very special place in my heart for ...

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Lutin Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Lutin Hat
Lutin Hat
Lutin Hat
Lutin Hat
Lutin Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • i-cord
  • Cast On
  • knit
  • purl
  • increasing
  • short rows
  • three needle bind off

Pattern Description:

The Lutin Hat is a fast, easy to make pattern that uses only a small amount of yarn, making it a great stash buster and perfect for a last minute gift for a new arrival :-)
With 7 sizes included, from New born to 7 years you can make a Lutin hat for all the little pixies in your life :-)
You will learn some new skills when making the Lutin Hat, like short row shaping, 3 needle bind off & making an i-cord. All of these techniques are clearly explained in the pattern :-)

4mm needles
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
4mm dpns for making i-cord ties

Approx. amount 8 ply or DK yarn required for each size:
NB-3m: 65m (72yds)
3-6m: 75m (83yds)
6-12m: 80m (88yds)
1-2yrs: 85m (93yds)
2-3yrs: 95m (100yds)
4-5yrs: 115m (125yds)
6-7yrs: 135m (150yds)

k = knit
p = purl
st or sts = stitch or stitches
yf = yarn forward
yb = yarn back
sl = slip
pw = purlwise
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch, therefore increasing one stitch.
PM = place marker
SM = slip marker
dpn: double pointed needle

22 sts & 28 rows = 10cm (4")
If you have more sts you may need to use larger needles. If you have less sts you need to use smaller needles.

Pattern is written for each size individually.
Hat is worked from the front (face) edge, with short row shaping and increases to create the point at the back of the hat, with the back seam being joined using a 3 needle bind off (with photographic guides included in pattern).


22 sts & 28 rows = 10cm (4")
If you have more sts you may need to use larger needles. If you have less sts you need to use smaller needles.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Newborn to 7 years


  • 4mm knitting needles
  • extra 4mm knitting needle for 3 needle bind off (optional)
  • 4mm double pointed needles for i-cord (optional)
  • 65-190m DK Weight Yarn

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • scissors

Suggested yarn:

65 meters of DK weight

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