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Bum Diddy


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"Bum-Diddy" is a basic clawhammer banjo rhythm. It's a two finger picking pattern that sets old time banjo playing apart from the bluegrass 5-finger style. Bum-Diddy is a casual newsboy style slouchy hat. It begins with 1x1 ribbing before changing to a slipped stitch stockinette pattern. Topping it all off is a large pom pom. The brim is worked after the main portion of the hat and keeps it's shape without use of plastic canvas. It's folded up and sewn on the right side of your work. This is to help keep the brim pulled up and prevent it from falling in your eyes. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Decreases (ssk, k2tog) Knitting in the round Slip stitches Make one GAUGE 14 sts & 18 rows = 4" in St st on 9/5.5mm needle. 14 sts & 18 rows = 4" in 1x1 rib on 10/6mm needle. 12 sts & 16 rows = 4" in St st on 11/8mm needle. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Finished Sizes: Small/17" (Medium/19", Large/20.5") To Fit: 18-21 (20-22, 21-23.5)"

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 (1, 2) skeins Knit Picks, Biggo [50% merino wool / 50% nylon; 110 yds; 100 g; bulky weight], Color: #25620 "Wonderland Heather"
  • US 9 / 5.5mm 16" circular needle (brim only)
  • US 10 / 6mm 16" circular needle,

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I started crocheting as part of my homeschool program around age 9. Knitting got added much later on after I graduated college. I pretty much immediately started with knitwear design and launched