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Spring is coming (for those of us in the northern hemisphere anyway) and it's time to think of springtime hats for when there is still a chill in the air. This beanie is the perfect accessory for a cardigan or poncho or to accessorize a special occasion outfit. Instructions for this stretchy little beanie are for the smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses ( ). Knit in cotton for a Spring/Summer beanie or acrylic/wool blend for Fall/Winter. Embellish the beanie with a flower or bow barrette that may easily be removed to launder the beanie. I try to use yarns that are machine washable and dryable. The model is wearing a size 10 - 18 mos. beanie (and is 14 months). Update: Although I have not altered the pattern instructions, my little model is now 22 months, and I made her the same beanie by casting on 52 stitches and following the pattern for the largest size. I also decided to crochet two rounds of single crochet around the brim in a contrasting color (optional). BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit yarn over (yo) knit two together (k2tog) GAUGE Gauge in Pattern using Size 4 needle: Approx. 12 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS 0-3 mo - circumference 13.5 inches; height 4.5 inches 4-6 mo - circumference 14.75 inches; height 5.25 inches 7-9 mo - circumference 14.75 inches; height 6.25 inches 10-18 mo - circumference 16 inches; height 6.25 inches

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I have been knitting for 60 years and since the grandchildren arrived have been knitting daily. I decided I wanted to create easy predominantly seamless knitting projects because I love knitting in the round, and more important I hate to sew pieces together! I have had many wonderful comments from knitters who have created items from my patterns and like their finished projects, but should you come across a flaw or something that doesn't seem quite right in the instructions, I hope you will contact me! Contact me at with any of your questions or concerns. You are free to sell your finished items, but please give me credit for the pattern. Thank you and happy knitting!