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This pattern includes instructions to work a knitted slightly slouchy beanie style hat using the stranded colourwork technique and worked from the bottom rib up with corrugated rib and decrease shaping over the crown.

There are 4 animal charts to choose from: Barn Owl, Fox, Hare, and Squirrel.


2 Ply Jumper Weight by Jamieson & Smith

Fingering; 100% Shetland; 125 yds (115 m)/ 25g

approximate yarn amounts:

colour A - 45g; 190yds/175m

colour B - 35g ; 148yds / 135m


2.75mm (us no 2) circular 24in/60cm

3.25mm (us no 3) circular24in/60cm and DPNs 6in/15cm (crown)

gauge: 28 sts x 32 rows = 4in/10cm

measured over stranded stockinette on larger needles

Some knitters work stranded and single-coloured at different gauges. Change needles, as needed, to keep gauge the same throughout.

approximate finished size:

one size fits many; 21-25 in/53cm-63.5 cm head

additional tools:

needle to weave in ends, st marker

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