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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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School Daze

from Kelly Menzies Designs
(6) Name: 'Knitting : School Daze
School Daze
School Daze
School Daze

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knit
  • Purl
  • Cables
  • Picking up and Knitting Stitches
  • Pom Pom making

Pattern Description:

This hat started life as a cowl neck warmer. After I had finished I didn't like it, thinking it was a bit boring, so I stuck a rib on one end, bound up the other and attached the pom pom and et voila! School Daze was born. I think it's pretty neat.


24 stitches / 30 Rows = 4" in cable pattern.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • One Size
  • Fits Adult 20 - 25 inch head


  • 1 skein (50g) King Cole Merino Blend DK in Kingfisher.
  • Approximately 50 - 100 yards of contrasting DK yarn for hat rib and pom pom.
  • 1 Size 4.5mm circular needle
  • 1 cable needle

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 stitch marker
  • 1 yarn needle

Suggested yarn:

250 yards of DK weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

King Cole Merino Blend DK


Kingfisher (mc), Bottle (cc)

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