Waldo Hat

Knitting, project #137. Completed 9/28/2007.

A basic, top-down hat with ribbed brim and a 3-inch pom-pom. The top was shaped with 6 increases per round. This hat was made for a Halloween costume for a couple I know; the pom-pom is just tied on and can be detached for regular daily wear. Its companion, naturally, is the Wenda Hat.

Encore Chunky (75% acrylic, 25% wool); 3.5 oz/100 g, 143 yds:
1 ball for main color (MC) and 1 ball for contrast color (CC).
66 yds total, plus 11 yds CC for pom-pom
MC: 1.1 oz / 45 yds — White, #208.
CC: 0.5 oz / 21 yds — Red, #9601.

Needles and Hook:
US size 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles
US size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook for cast off

Gauge: 3.5 sts and 4 rows per inch

Finished Size: Large, 22 to 23″. About 8″ tall with brim down (ribbing is 1.75″ long)

Pom-Pom instructions from two sites:


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