Let me introduce you to…..Rockin’ Robin!
This cute little hat, or should that be ‘hats’, is the latest addition to my Ravelry Pattern Store. I have had this hat and one other (to be revealed soon) in my head since I designed Arctic for Let’s Knit magazine a couple of months ago. I could not decide which mini hat and earflap combination to go with so I decided to give you options to help you make your hat according to taste.
This cute Rockin’ Robin hat can be customised to your personal desire for cute in just three steps. The pattern includes a choice of earflap and mini top hat styles; simply follow the steps to make your hat, your way!
The construction of the hat is quite straight forward, the earflaps are knit first and put to one side. Next, the main hat is cast on and the earflaps are knitted in as you go. The face is worked using the intarsia method from the chart provided. The optional mini toppers are knit separately and sewn on.
It is sized to fit head circumference: xsmall (41cm) small (46cm) medium (51cm), this is newborn to approximately 12 years old.
The yarn requirements are: Rowan Wool Cotton DK, (A) shade 965 Mocha, (B) shade 911 Rich, (C) shade 900 Antique, (D) shade 980 Brolly, one 50g ball of each
To knit this hat you will need the following skills:
- sl1, k1, psso
- sl1, k2tog, psso
- Follow intarsia chart
Video links are included in the pattern for the above shaping techniques.
I want to say a special thank you for all those of you who gave me feedback on this design, thank you for your honesty! Also I would like to thank my tech editor for this design, Carol Ibbeston.