Prairie Dog Knit Hat


Prairie Dog Knit Hat Pattern


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Knitting: Prairie Dog Knit Hat
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Prairie Dog Knit Hat Loren in her prairie dog hat
Prairie Dog Knit Hat Prairie dog hat
Prairie Dog Knit Hat Prairie dog hat
Prairie Dog Knit Hat Prairie dog hat -flat
Prairie Dog Knit Hat Prairie dog hat - flat

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men



Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • 2-stranded color work

Pattern Description:

I made this hat for my friend Loren. She studies evolution in prairie dog colonies and specifically how pathogens such as the plague influence the evolution of black-tailed prairie dogs in Colorado.

I made it with Vanna's Choice yarn (golden color) and a teal color in a similar weight that I had in my yarn collection. Carrying the yarn behind the hat during the color work makes a thick, warm hat with super cute prairie dogs playing around the hat.


8 stitches by 10 rows is 2 inches by 2 inches in stockinette stitch


  • Worsted weight yarn in main color and contrasting color (less than one skein of each)
  • Size 5 16" circular and double pointed needles (or size needed for gauge)
  • yarn needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Vanna's Choice

About Designer

About Designer

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I am a scientist by day, a crafter by night and weekend. I taught myself to knit and crochet following online tutorials the summer after I graduated high school, and I have been knitting ever since. I love designing my unique and personalized knit objects, especially creating new and unusual hats for friends and relatives.

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