InstructionsCast on 82 stitches for 18 months to 2 yrs and 90 for adults. Do 8 rows of knit one, pearl one, with round knitting needles size 5. You also can do 2 knit and two pearl, however you wish. Decrease to 81 stitches by knitting two together and Change to No 8 round needles for beginning of plain knit. I like to knit two plain rows of the dominant color before starting any patterns and then I ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Cute, Traditional
One main color yarn and one contrast yarn. I use round 16 inch needles No. 5 and 8. Then I switch to double pointed needles No. 6 to decrease.
What was your inspiration?
I was inspired to update the instructions from all the nice comments. I had no idea this would become so popular, since I made so many of these hats in the past and no one asked me for the instructions before. Sometimes these patterns just come to me and I make the hats different everytime. I don't really follow any instructions anymore. I usually just try on the hats on my grandkids to see if they fit!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be sure to use charts on grid paper for your designs.