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Yippie Kayak Chunky Santa Hat

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Kit out the whole family with a super speedy, super cosy Santa hat. With four sizes from baby/toddler to large adult, all using super chunky yarn, you can have matching festive headgear in no time.

The pattern is written so the hat can be worked either flat, or in the round, so knitters of all confidence levels can get their festive knit on. Instructions are written as baby/toddler (child, teen/small adult, large adult).

50% of all sales of this pattern will go to Bluebell Care, a perinatal mental health charity based in Bristol, UK.

Key information

Suggested yarn: Super chunky yarn – my sample uses Paintbox Yarns Simply Super Chunky (60m/66yds per 100g) in the shades Red Rose and Champagne White. One ball of each will be enough for any of the sizes.

Needles: 10mm needles – either straight, or circular, depending on if you’re planning to knit the hat flat or in the round. If knitting it in the round, you’ll need 10mm DPNs for decreasing the crown, or a long circular needle to work magic loop.

You’ll also need a pom pom maker, a stitch marker, and a tapestry needle.

Gauge: 7 sts and 10 rows to 10cm/4in square, measured over stocking stitch.

Finished size: The finished hat has a circumference of around 40 (45, 51, 57) cm. It’s designed to be worn with 2-5cm of negative ease, so pick a size that’s smaller than your head circumference.
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