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The lion hat pattern is a mixture of knit and crochet. The hat is knit while the ears are crochet. The crochet portion is in chart form along with written instructions. The loop stitches is explained in the instructions.
Newborn to 12 months (4 years to Adult)
14”/ 35.5cm (21”/ 53.5cm) circumference
Stretches to fit up to a 17”/ 43cm (24”/ 61cm) head
Length from brim to crown when:
Brim is rolled up: 5”/ 12.7cm (7”/ 18cm)
Baby: Cascade Yarns Cascade Heritage; 437yds/ 400;, (75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon); fingering weight:
1 skein each in 5640 Cinnamon, 5644 Lemon, 5613 Tutu
(Adult): Cascade Yarns Cascade 220; 220yds/ 200m; (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); worsted weight:
1 skein each in 9463 Pumpkin, 9477 Tutu
Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 Quatro; 220yds/ 200m; (100% Peruvian Highland Wool); worsted weight:
1 skein in 5010 Butterscotch
Size 3/ 3.25mm, 12”/ 30cm circular needles
(Size 8/ 5.0 mm, 16”/ 40mm) circular needles
Or preferred small circular method
Size B/ 2.25mm (G/ 4.0mm) crochet hook
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Knitting: 24sts/ 36rows (16 sts/ 24 rows) = 4x4”/ 10x10 cm in Stockinette Stitch
Crochet: 27sts/ 16rows (16sts/ 10rows) = 4x4”/ 10x10cm in Double Crochet
Exact crochet gauge is not crucial as long as the stitches are tight.