278. Finian’s Hat

Knitting, project 278. Completed 11/4/2010

Jaunty!

PATTERN
Designed and knitted by CD Cooper. Pattern adapted from instructions by Susan B. Anderson’s book, Itty-Bitty Hats
I also used back join and jogless stripe instructions from the indispensable Techknitting blog.

MADE FOR
A 10-month old baby boy

SIZE
Fits 15- to 19-inch head (when flat, the hat is about 10″ across bottom and 14″ long, including the roll brim)

Gauge: 4 sts per inch

MATERIALS
Yarn:
Trim: 0.4 oz, 20 yds worsted yarn

  • From 2.8 oz leftovers – 1 ball Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (100% Acrylic). 100g / 3.5 oz (170 yds). Color: 151, Gray

Body: 1.8 oz, 103 yds worsted yarn

  • 1 ball Plymouth Encore Worsted (75% Acrylic, 25% Wool). 100g / 3.5 oz (200 yds). Color: 7144, Marina (multicolored)

Crochet Hook for cast on: US Size I-9 (5.5 mm)

Knitting Needles: US Size H-8 (5mm), 16″ long circular needles and set of 5 double pointed needles (DPNs).

NOTES
His mom asked for a stocking hat with a pointy top.

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