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Little Explorer Hat Knitting Pattern


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This is a knitting pattern only, not the actual item ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This adorable, trendy spin on a grumpy old man hat has been a huge hit in my photography studio! The best part? The design is perfect for boys or girls! Which Little Explorer do you plan to make it for? Pattern Includes Sizes: Newborn 0-3 Months 3-6 Months 6-12 Months 1-3 Years This is an intermediate level design but does include a link to a video tutorial with stitch explanations, so even beginners can master the design. This pattern calls for worsted (4) weight yarn and size 5.5mm (US9) knitting needles. It is worked in the round. I am always available to answer any questions you might have. You can contact me at You are allowed to sell finished products made using this pattern. Do not re-distribute the pattern itself. Please leave a link to my site in your product listing: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Thank you to Infant Imagery for the beautiful photos! Please visit her website at This design, a written work and images are a copyright of (c)MelodysMakings and may not be copied or reproduced in any way ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sign up for the Melody's Makings' Newsletter to receive 4 free patterns right away and weekly exclusive content, freebies, and fun! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Full Refund Guarantee If you are unhappy with the finished item made from one of my patterns, I will happily refund your money. Before refund, I will ask you to provide me with two photos. One photo of your finished project made from the pattern in question, and one photo of your gauge measurement on your finished project. Because matching gauge is such an integral part to creating a high quality finished piece, I confirm that you took the extra time to match your gauge before starting your project in order to process your refund. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in the Round Work Traveling Stitches (a video link with explanation is included) GAUGE 10 sts and 14 rows = 2 inches (5cm) in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Pattern Includes Sizes: Newborn, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-12 Months, 1-3 Years

Supplies Needed

  • Yarn or Tapestry Needle
  • Size 5.5mm (US9) Double Pointed Needles (or use the Magic Loop Method)
  • Approx. 80-200 yards of worsted (4) weight yarn

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Melody's Makings
I first learned to knit when I was about 15 years old and my sister bought me knitting needles for Christmas. I have been knitting on and off since that time, but really got back into it shortly before my son was born. I had dreams of being able to work at home and raise my children, so I threw myself into something I love, knitting, to make that happen. I have always loved trying new things and designing, but since knitting helped me to achieve my goal of staying home with my little one, I have found an even deeper respect and passion for it than I ever imagined possible. I love creating, coming up with new ideas, and turning them into real, tangible items. Every one of my patterns is designed with love and I hope you will love them as much as I do! Check me out on Facebook where I offer pattern testing opportunities, chances to win my patterns, and a little knitting community! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you found a pattern you can't live without <3 Melody