What you will need:
Sizes: Circumference (cap edge at ears) x Depth (tip top of head to cap edge)
Baby: 15.5” x 5.75”, Toddler 17” x 6”, Child/Small Adult 21” x 7.5”,
Adult 23” x 8.5”
Materials: 2 contrasting colors of fingering weight yarn:
(Hat pictured uses our Pacolet Valley Fingering)
Baby - 1 oz/120 yd of each color (2 oz/240 yd total)
Toddler-1 oz/120 yd of each color (2 oz/240 yd total)
Child - 1 oz/120 yd of each color + 1 oz/120 yd of crown color (3 oz/360 yd total)
Adult - 2 oz/120 yd of each color. You can use 1 or both for crown
color (4oz/420yd total)
Needles: Size 2/ 16” circular (you will need 2 of these if you do a provisional cast on) and Size 2 Double Pointed - for crown decrease
(Size 1 needle will make a smaller circumference hat without affecting the depth.
The difference is about 5%, so a 23” hat will come down to a 21.85” circumference)
Gauge: 8 stitches to the inch, 9 rounds per inch in stranded knitting. Drop down a needle size if necessary - use whatever it takes to get the gauge.
Know How: stranded knitting is good to know, check out videos!
Tips: (take ’em or leave ‘em): removable highlighter tape will help to keep your place on the charts, “catching the floats” every 2-3 stitches helps with tension, as will stitch markers!