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Hummingbird Hat

By: Marie Segares from
Hummingbird Hat
Hummingbird Hat

"The Hummingbird Hat is a stretchy, striped hat 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 hat uses a simple stitch pattern that can be worked flat OR in the round, so you choose how to make it! 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 Skill Level Easy Finished Sizes: 2-Lb. Preemie, 4-Lb. Preemie, 5-Lb. Preemie, 6-Lb. Preemie, Newborn, 0-6 Months, 6-12 Months, Toddler, Child, Teen/Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. Materials Lion Brand Heartland yarn (5 oz/142 g/251 yd/230 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein each in your Main Color and a Contrasting Color, or approximately 251 yd (230 m) in each of 2 colors in any medium weight yarn. (For my versions, I used 195 Biscayne as the main color and 98 Acadia as the contrasting color for the preemie sizes. I used 149 Great Smokey Mountains as the main color and 195 Biscayne as the contrasting color for the larger sizes.) US Size 8/5 mm knitting needles, or size needed to obtain gauge. This pattern can be knit flat on straight needles or in the round using double pointed needles or on circular needles using the magic loop method. Stitch markers (optional, but helpful if knitting in the round or to mark repeats in pattern). Gauge 20 sts = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern. For best fit, always check your gauge."


Knitting Needle Size8 or 5 mm

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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What a marvelous idea. I love donating to good causes such as this. I love to knit and sometimes I see something I really like but have no one to make it for. This would really fill that need. This is so easy too. I can use up my stash too.


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