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Penguin Knit Hat


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This pattern is of a cute penguin. My friend who loves penguins asked me to knit a penguin hat for his niece. As written, it will fit a toddler. I used a "double-knitting" technique with the white face of the penguin to ensure that the hat maintained its stretch. I have documented this clearly with words and pictures in the patterns, but if you have any questions or need any clarification, feel free to contact me. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit in the round basic embroidery GAUGE 8 stitches is 2" in stockinette stitch SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Fits a 1-2-year-old (~19" head size), finished hat is ~15" unstretched, stretches to ~21"

Recommended with this pattern

  • Size 8 16" and double pointed needles (or size for gauge)
  • Worsted weight yarn in black, white, scarf/mini hat color, and orange - less than one skein of each
  • Yarn needle

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I am a scientist by day, a crafter by night and weekend. I taught myself to knit and crochet following online tutorials the summer after I graduated high school, and I have been knitting ever since. I love designing my unique and personalized knit objects, especially creating new and unusual hats for friends and relatives. To stay up-to-date with all my crafting projects, follow my blog: and etsy ( You can also find me on facebook ( Happy crafting!