*a practical witch hat*

This pattern is part of *The Witch & Wizard Academy Primer year 1* e-book.
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Welcome to Witch & Wizard Academy! You are in Potions Class. As part of your lesson, you will be making a very practical witch hat. I think you’ll find this hat quite handy to wear as you mix your own special blends, brews and potions.

Owl Experience Level: One OWL (beginner)

Sizes:
Child 19” head circumference
Adult 22” head circumference
If directions differ, Adult size will be in parentheses.
Finished measurements: measured pressed flat.
CHILD:
Before felting: 19” wide (at widest part of brim) x 27” high.
After felting: 12” wide (at widest part of brim) x 17” high.
ADULT:
Before felting: 24” wide (at widest part of brim) x 33” high.
After felting: 15” wide (at widest part of brim) x 22” high.

Yarns used: Worsted weight wool such as:
Cascade 220, 100 g – 220 yds – 200 m, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool.
MC: BLACK color # 8555 – 2 skeins
NOTE: hat is felted in the washing machine so be sure to get something that is 100% wool or other animal fiber. (Though please note that other animal fibers will felt differently.)

Tension/gauge:
Before felting: Work 16 sts and 20 rows to measure 4×4”
in St stitch using US 10 or 6 mm needles.
After felting, work will shrink down to about 20 sts & 24 rows in 4×4”. Use needles necessary to get gauge.

Notions:
A pair of US 10 (6 mm) circular needles 24” long,
A set of US 10 (6 mm) dpns,
stitch markers, tapestry needle. Optional: enough wire to go around the outer brim of hat. The hat doesn’t need to be wired. The first picture in pattern shows hat wired, the second pic shows not wired. If you go for the wired option get a needle & matching thread too. (The wire is simply whipstitched along the top edge of the brim.)

Tiny owl stitch dictionary:
dpns: double pointed needles
i-cord: knit sts. Don’t turn work. Slide work down to other end of dpn. Bring yarn around back and knit sts again.
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
MC: main color
pm: place marker
St st: stockinette/stocking stitch. k a row, purl a row.
st(s): stitch(es)
(WS): wrong side