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Fleur - American Girl 18 Inch Doll Hat


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Fleur is a bonnet-style hat that features one row stripes, a ruched circular opening with a button at back, and ties embellished with crocheted flowers. It can be worn with the brim folded back (as modeled in 1st picture), or down, which creates a more casual hood-style hat. Hat is worked flat in one piece, and the million and one yarn ends usually associated with one row stripes are completely eliminated with a simple and fun technique. Pattern includes schematic with measurements of finished hat. Pattern calls for the following yarn: Drops Baby Merino - 100% Merino extra fine wool superwash; Fingering weight (191 yds/175 m per 50g ball). 1 ball of color 34 Heather, for MC 1 ball of color 01 White, for CC If substituting yarn, you will need approximately 65 yds (60 m) for MC, and 40 yds (37 m) for CC. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic knitting skills Decreasing Picking up stitches Creating I-cord with DPNs Basic crochet skills (for I-cord flower embellishments) including chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet GAUGE On size US 1 needle, & wet blocked without stretching. 31 sts & 44 rows = 4" (10cm) in One Row Stripe patt. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Designed to fit 18" (46cm) dolls with a head circumference of approx. 12 1/4" (31cm), such as American Girl, Australian Girl, Gotz and similar dolls. SUGGESTED YARN 105 yards of Fingering weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Garnstudio Drops Baby Merino

Supplies Needed

  • Circular needle - size US 1 (2.50mm) Note that though this hat is worked flat, a circular needle is required in order to work the one row stripe technique; length of circular is not important.
  • Set of DPNs in size US 1 (2.50mm). **Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.**
  • US Size D (3.25mm) crochet hook

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