Keep little heads cozy with this cute hat design in chunky weight yarn. This pattern gives you two sizes: A(11”) = newborn to 3 months, B(14”) = 6 to 12 months. Use Squirt to make multiples! You can knit lots of quick gifts and keep little friends and family stylish and warm.

fiber: approx. 50 yards size A & 65 yards size B. Designed with Neighborhood Fiber Company Studio Chunky (100% superwash merino, 125 yds/4 oz)

gauge: 14 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in blocked stockinette fabric

needles: 16” circular size 10.5, or size necessary to achieve gauge for main body of hat, & 16” circular size 9 for ribbings; double points in size 10.5 for shaping top of hat (or same as circular needle used to get gauge) & size 9 for cords and earflaps

finished dimensions: size A=11” circumference and 6” height; B=14” circumference and 6.5” height

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Squirt is knit seamlessly from the bottom of the cords to the top of the hat. Cords and earflaps are made using double point needles, with increases at the top of the cords forming the earflaps. Earflaps are then joined along with cast on stitches to get the entire hat going on circular needles. Knit the ribbing edge, stockinette body, use decreases to shape the top, and then make a little more cord to form a cute loop to finish.

This pattern uses the techniques of knitting I-cord on double point needles, basic increase and decrease stitches for shaping, knit and purl stitches, and knitting in the round on circular needles.

Colors shown in samples: size A in Charles Center & size B in Canton