sugarplum hat knitting pattern (adult & child sizes) 5.50 USD.

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Pattern details:

Owl Experience Level: Beginner

child 19” head circumference
adult 22” head circumference (larger size in parenthesis.)

Finished measurements:
child: 7.5 inches wide x 18 inches tall measured flat.
adult: 9 inches wide x 24 inches tall measured flat.

Yarns used: worsted weight yarn such as:
MC: Cascade Yarns, Eco Cloud, 100 g – 164 yds – 150 m, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby alpaca, #1807 Otter (brown), One skein.
CC1: Cascade Yarns, Eco Cloud, 100 g – 164 yds – 150 m, 70% Merino Wool, 30% Baby alpaca, # 1803 Fawn (tan), One skein.
Other color options are:
Green & white – Cascade Cloud “Cactus” # 2143 & Cascade Eco Cloud “Ecru” # 1802
Red & white – Cascade Cloud “Ruby” # 2109 & Cascade Eco Cloud “Ecru” # 1802

Note: This yarn has a chained texture and an oozy fiber content.  Because of this, I’ve included a bit of negative ease in the hat.  That means that the hat is a little bit smaller to account for how much it stretches when you put it on.  Keep this in mind when choosing yarn!  If you go with a very dense yarn, it will not stretch as much.  You could always account for this by casting on more sts in multiples of two.  The hat would also be a bit longer. 

Work 20 sts and 28 rows to measure 4×4” in St stitch
in the round using size US 8 or 5 mm needles with MC. Use needles necessary to get gauge.

A pair of US 8 (5 mm) circular needles 16” long
A set of US 8 (5 mm) dpns
stitch markers, tapestry needle, sewing needle, thread,
3 x 3 inch square of faux fur fabric, a pinch of polyester stuffing,
optional – 3 jingle bells for inside the pom-pom,

Tiny owl stitch dictionary (terms used in this pattern:)
CC 1: contrasting color 1
cont: continue
dpns: double pointed needles
foll: follows
k: knit
k2tog: knit the next two stitches together.
MC: main color
p: purl
St st: stockinette stitch – when working in the round, knit every round.
st(s): stitch(es)

Pattern notes: This striped hat is knitted in the round starting at the ribbed brim and worked to the tip.  A furry pom-pom is attached at the end.  Super easy tutorial included! Before moving on, let’s talk about stripes! Did you know that when you knit stripes in the round they tend to “jog” or stagger? If you haven’t seen this before, it will be obvious when you start knitting. This pattern includes a photo tutorial on how to stop the jog!