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The Duck Hat


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  • Intarsia|Short Rows

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My husband, an avid duck hunter and an ornithologist, asked me for a 3-D hat that looked like a mallard. I thought, you've got to be kidding me. But here it is! We often ride our bikes together, and he wears this hat. I bike a few feet behind him so that I can watch the wings and feet flap in the breeze. Too funny. The duck hat starts with a basic ear-flap hat. The head and wings are knit separately and sewn on. The legs are picked up from the provisional cast-on of the bottom of the earflaps, and knit in i-cord down to the short-row feet. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY knit purl knit in the round work short rows work i-cord intarsia mattress stitch increases/decreases cable cast-on provisional cast-on GAUGE 20 sts/30 rows over 4" in stockinette. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS to fit an average adult head SUGGESTED YARN 220 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Cascade 220 COLORWAY oatmeal 2442

Recommended with this pattern

  • 1 set US size 7 /4.5 mm double-pointed needles
  • 1 16" US size 7/4.5 mm circular needle
  • Cascade 220, natural 8505, small amount

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Emily Ringelman Designs
Emily Ringelman Designs
I'm a knitting designer living in the Deep South. I love top-down seamless sweaters, cables, unicorns, and all things nautical.