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Bird Tracks Beanie
"This textured beanie features a traveling stitch pattern. Pick your favorite method (knit flat and seamed, or knit seamlessly in the round) to make your version. This pattern is designed to meet the donation requirements for Knots of Love, a nonprofit organization that distributes hats to people suffering from traumatic hair loss and blankets to infants in neonatal intensive care units. This beanie uses the the same simple stitch pattern from the Baby Bird Blanket. Skills Used Basic knitting skills: cast on, knit, purl Knitting flat in rows and seaming OR knitting seamlessly in the round using double pointed needles or the magic loop method on circular knitting needles Changing colors Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes 2-Lb. Preemie (5-Lb. Preemie, Toddler, Adult). Photographed sample is Adult. 2-Lb. Preemie: 7” (18 cm) hat circumference x 3.5” (9 cm) height. 5-Lb. Preemie: 10” (25.5 cm) hat circumference x 4.5” (11.5 cm) height. Toddler: 17” (43 cm) hat circumference x 6.5” (16.5 cm) height. Adult: 20” (51 cm) hat circumference x 7.5” (19 cm) height. Materials Lion Brand Heartland yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/142 g, 251 yd/230 m) – 1 skein each in MC and CC, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (I used 149 Great Smoky Mountains as MC and 156 Guadalupe Mountains as CC.) US 7/4.5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed or circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round for the ribbing.) US 8/5 mm knitting needles, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge. (Use straight needles to knit flat and seam, or use double pointed needles to knit seamlessly in the round, or 40”/100 cm circular needles to knit seamlessly in the round with the magic loop method.) Yarn needle. Clover Extra Large Pom Pom Maker (optional for Toddler and Adult sizes only). Clover Quick Locking Stitch Marker Set (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern). Gauge 20 sts = 4” (10 cm) in larger needles in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge."
Knitting Needle Size7 or 4.5 mm, 8 or 5 mm
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
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