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Freestyle Snowboarder Hat


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Snowboarder's annual Christmas gift is a hat designed by me for when he hits the slopes. needs to have earflaps and look cool! Beyond cool! This year I didn't even check with him on the design. I just did it! Freestyle. And then I made one for my nephew. And then my sister. Freestyle works for everyone, don't you think?! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round GAUGE 16 sts = 4" over st st for toddler and adult large size 18 sts = 4" over st st for adult small size SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS The earflaps on this hat are knit separately and then knit onto the hat in the first row of the body of the hat. The hat is knit from the bottom up, in the round. Three sizes (toddler, adult small, and adult large) are provided. The adult small size is made by using a slightly lighter worsted yarn and reducing the needle size for a tighter gauge. 7 1/4 (8 1/4, 9 1/4)" unstretched width

Recommended with this pattern

  • ~125 (185, 200) yards of heavy worsted weight yarn such as Shibui Knits Merino Alpaca, Rowan Cashsoft Aran, The Plucky Knitter MCN Aran, Malabrigo Rios for toddler and adult large size or worsted weight yarn such The Plucky Knitter Primo Worsted, Kollge Yarns Fantastic, Madelinetosh Vintage for adult small size
  • if using contrasting colors, ~ 65 (100, 110) yards of heavy worsted weight yarn for main color and ~ 60 (85, 90) yards of heavy worsted weight yarn for contrasting color
  • "Size US 8 (5.0 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases, for toddler and adult large size Size US 7 (4.5 mm) either DPNs or Circular 16" with DPNs needed for decreases, for adult small size "

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Irish Girlie Knits Designs
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Carrie Sullivan, aka Irish Girlie Knits, is a blogger, sock-obsessed knitter, and designer known for her deceptively simple, perfectly gorgeous designs such as Cotty and Summer Wind. In addition to her self-published pattern line, Carrie has designed for sock clubs and yarn companies such as Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin' Sock Club, the Woolgirl Sock Club, The Plucky Knitter Classics, and Kollage Yarns. Carrie also made her teaching debut at Sock Summit 2011. Her knitting adventures, as well as her two cute doggies and ever-growing sock yarn stash are blogged about at We Do Not Have A Knitting Problem. By day, Carrie runs a clinic for children with autism in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Masters in Special Education from San Francisco State University and her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame. Go Irish!