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Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Squirrely Hat

So here is what I finally charted out. Upon Coco's advise, I moved the chart from traditional graph paper to knitters graph paper as the stitches are not square but rectangular in fashion. It made a big difference and some adjustments had to be made, the squirrels kind of ended up being very tall and thin instead of cute and fluffy. Also, the girls didn't like the double heart, so I flipped them around and now you can make one facing either left or right. I used a basic hat pattern (see below) and vola! A VERY Squirrely Girl Hat! I'll post a pick of the first hat soon. Hope it works out or Hazel is out of luck, since she volunteered to have her hat made first.

US7 (4.5mm) 16in (41cm) circular needle 
US7 (4.5mm) double-pointed needles
Tapestry Needle

Lion Brand Wool Ease Worsted

18sts x 24rows = 4in (10cm) in sts on US7 (4.5mm)

Finished Size:
Child (Adult S, Adult L) = 19 (21, 24) in [48 (54, 61)cm] circumference

Cast on 84 (96, 108)
K1P1 Rib for 5 (6,7) rounds
Knit 5 (6,7)  rounds
Complete 16 rows of chart (use stitch marker to mark beginning of chart)
Knit 5 (6,7) rounds
Begin Decrease (switch to DPNs):
Knit 6 (7,8), *K2Tog, Knit 6 (7,8)* complete round
Knit 1 round
Knit 5 (6,7), *K2Tog, Knit 5 (6,7)* complete round
Knit 1 round
…..continue ‘till have 8 sts remaining.
Cut yarn, run tail through, & knot