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Rainbow Swirls Baby Hat
This adorable hat is the easiest, most simple-to-knit baby hat ever! Knitted in the round, there's no purling and no decreasing. It's the yarn that makes it so special. As you knit around, the colors begin to form their own pattern - all you do is knit!
The yarn is Lorna's Laces "Shepherd" - a sport weight, 100% superwash, hand-dyed wool. Gauge is 5.5 sts per inch on US Size 6 (4mm) needles. The pattern is written for 2 sizes - newborn to 6 months, and 6-18 months. Due to the nature of the patterning in the yarn the sizes are limited, but the hats will stretch to fit a slightly larger head. You could actually use any sport weight yarn, but you won't get the swirl pattern effect.
It's a great beginner project, but so much fun for everyone. You'll want to make one for all the babies you know.
Pattern Price - $3.95
Kits are available in the following colors and include the pattern with picture and enough yarn for one hat.
Kit Price - $11.95
Lorna's Laces Yarns Shepherd Wool Sport Weight
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