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Parade of Balloons Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Parade of Balloons Hat
Parade of Balloons Hat
Parade of Balloons Hat
Parade of Balloons Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit, purl, dec5to1, k tbl, k2tog tbl, m1, m5, 1/ 1 cable, knit in the round.

Pattern Description:

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A whimsical little hat that's sure to become a favourite!

From the narrow rolled brim and basket weave pattern float a jolly parade of balloons. The top portion is knit totally in twisted stitches and the rate of decrease creates that whimsical pointed top.

Stitch patterns are both charted and written out.

From the pattern notes:
"... a variation of Barbara Walker's method has been adopted to chart the increased stitches .... Rather than expand the chart to show each individual stitch, special symbols represent multiple stitches, e.g. in R8, stitch column 13, the (5) actually represents 5 knit stitches. In this way, pattern elements stay lined up in the chart and it avoids having to chart 'no stitch' placeholders in the rows below the increases and above the decreases."


18 sts and 28 rows over 4" / 10cm in Stockinette stitch using larger needles, blocked

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One size to fit head 16 - 19" / 40.5 - 48cm


  • YARN: 105 yds / 96 m Briggs & Little Softspun (100% wool; 240yds / 219m per 4oz ball) in Cream
  • NEEDLES: 4mm / US6 circular 16" / 40cm; 4.5mm / US7 circular 16" / 40cm and set of 4 DPN or size required to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • NOTIONS: 1 stitch marker, cable needle, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

105 yards of Chunky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Briggs and Little SoftSpun


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Girls, Boys, Infant/Baby
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