Wenda Hat

Knitting, project #138. Completed 10/3/2007.

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Wenda is Waldo’s girlfriend; according to the series by Martin Handford, she takes the pictures in the books. I used the roll brim instead of ribbing after re-reading the delightful Where’s Waldo? The Wonder Book.

A basic, top-down hat with a reverse stockinette brim and a 3-inch pom-pom. The top was shaped with 8 increases per round. This hat was made for a Halloween costume; the pom-pom is just tied on and can be detached for regular daily wear.

And here are Waldo’s Hat and Wenda’s Hat together:

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Yarn:
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).
87 yds total, plus 11 yds CC for pom-pom.
MC: 1.5 oz / 62 yds — White, #208.
CC: 0.5 oz / 25 yds — Red, #9601.

Two balls of yarn — one white and one red — was enough to make two adult-sized hats, and still have yarn left over.

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 (brim is 1.75″ long but rolls under)

Pom-Pom instructions are from two sites:
http://www.helloknitty.com/pdfs/pompom.pdf
http://marniemaclean.com/patterns/killlerpompom/index.html

Roll Brim modified from instructions in Hip Knit Hats by Cathy Carron.

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