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KWB/TSF Hat (fundraiser)

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All profits from sales of this pattern will be donated to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières. Thank you for your support!

(For anyone having problems with the cast-on: I am working on improving the instructions in the pattern, but in the meantime, if it’s just not clicking with you, try checking out my instructional video.)

This earflap hat is double-thick, reversible, and the pattern allows you to make it to fit heads of all sizes - from newborns to big adults!

Skills required
  • Using DPNs (or another technique to achieve the same thing, such as Magic Loop)
  • Chart reading
  • Grafting (aka Kitchener Stitch)
  • This pattern requires double knitting, instructions for which are included in the pattern. If you can do the knit stitch and the purl stitch, you can double knit!
Size information
  • Newborn: to fit head circumference of 14.25”
  • Infant: to fit head circumference of 16”
  • Toddler: to fit head circumference of 17.75”
  • Child: to fit head circumference of 19.5”
  • Small adult: to fit head circumference of 21 1/3”
  • Medium adult: to fit head circumference of 23”
  • Large adult: to fit head circumference of 24 7/8”
  • X-large adult: to fit head circumference of 26 2/3”
Yarn requirements

One ball each of two contrasting colours. If you have partial balls or want to use a different yarn, you’ll need approximately:
  • newborn: 60 yards
  • infant: 70 yards
  • toddler: 80 yards
  • child: 95 yards
  • small adult: 110 yards
  • medium adult: 125 yards
  • large adult: 155 yards
  • x-large adult: 170 yards
Other materials needed
  • 4.5mm DPNs
  • (optional) 4.5mm circular needle 12" long (for use if the hat circumference gets too large for the DPNs)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch marker

36 stitches (per side) and 26 rows = 4” in double knitted stocking stitch on 4.5mm needles
You will get a PDF (661KB) file

Eastern method of casting on in a closed tube for double knitting

Video clarification of the cast-on instructions in the KWB/TSF Hat pattern.

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