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Proud Pengiun Hat

from MaryAnn C. Davis
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Proud Pengiun Hat
Proud Pengiun Hat
Proud Pengiun Hat
Proud Pengiun Hat
Proud Pengiun Hat
Proud Pengiun Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Basic knitting stitches
  • How to work with blocks of color (intarsia)
  • How to read a chart
  • Three Needle Join or Three Needle Bindoff
  • Duplicate stitch (for eyes)

Pattern Description:

This Proud Penguin hat is fun to wear, but a little complex to knit. I'd recommend it for an intermediate knitter who's comfortable working with several yarns at the same time. The colors are worked as intarsia blocks, and not stranded across the back like Fair Isle knitting.

The wings and beak are joined to the hat with a 3 Needle Join, which is similar to a 3 Needle Bind Off. The wings can be worn as ear flaps, or buttoned back. The eyes are added with Duplicate Stitch.

There are separate instructions and colored charts for each size. Also included are gift tags for you to print.


4 sts = 1"
(16 sts = 4")

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • 15.25" - X-SMALL (Baby)
  • 16.5" - SMALL (Child)
  • 17.75"- MEDIUM (Child)
  • 19" - LARGE (Child, Small Adult)


  • 4-Ply worsted Weight Yarn
  • 1.3 to 2.4 ounces BLACK (based on size)
  • .6 to .9 ounces WHITE (based on size)
  • 4 yards ORANGE
  • 4 yards BROWN

You Will Also Need:

  • #8 straight needles (or size to gauge)
  • Additional straight needle (same size or smaller)
  • 2-4 stitch holders
  • 2 buttons
  • Tapestry needle

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

I used Red Heart, but any similar weight yarn is fine.