Sizes: Baby (toddler, big kid, small adult, large adult) to fit a head circumference of about 14” (16”, 18”, 20”, 22”)/35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 51, 56) cm. This hat is designed with 1.5” – 2.5”/4 – 6.5 cm negative ease.
Yarn: 80 (100, 120, 140, 160) yards/75 (90, 110, 130, 150) meters of DK weight yarn and scrap amounts of a contrast color yarn in a similar weight.
Sample shown in Sirdar Simply Recycled colorway 0021.
Needles: Size US 7/4.5 mm and size US 6/4 mm circular needles with a long (40”/100 cm) cable or double-point needles, for preferred working in the round method, or size needed to obtain gauge and one size smaller.
Gauge: 5 stitches x 5 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on larger needles.
Notions: 8 – 12 stitch markers, a tapestry needle, a small amount of fiber fill, and a dissolvable fabric marker (optional).
Techniques: Knitting in the round, embroidery chain stitch (https://bit.ly/2lEesT2 ) and satin stitch (https://bit.ly/2ki2i1P ), basic decreases, wrap & turn (or preferred short row method) and Kitchener grafting (optional).
Pattern Notes: Do you have a Pusheen lover in your life? Well, so do I! I designed this super easy hat to work up quickly; it’s perfect for last minute gifts. The design is worked from the bottom up with simple shaping. Ears are worked with a few short rows and then basic decreases. The face details are worked after the hat is completed with the embroidery chain stitch. Easy peasy!