Free Pattern Tuesday – Polar Bear Hat


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This wasn’t originally what I planned on posting this week, but it is really cute. It’s worked back and forth on straight needles in garter stitch so it’s a good beginner project. The yarn does all the work. Make sure to check your gauge before starting so the hat fits correctly.

Copyright 2012: Drunken Aunt Wendy
Materials, Notes, and Abbreviations
Yarn bee boucle traditions brushed white
Size 8 knitting needles
Size E crochet hook
Gauge take the time to check gauge.
4 inches = 15 stitches
K2tog – knit 2 stitches together
Instructions
Newborn sizes
Cast on 43 stitches
Work in garter stitch until piece measures 3.5 inches.
(K5, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (37)
Knit row
(K4, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (31)
Knit row
(K3, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (25)
Knit row
(K2, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (19)
Knit row
(K1, K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (13)
Knit row
(K2tog) 6 times, K last stitch (7)
Cut yarn and leave a long tail for sewing. Thread tail through the remaining stitches on the needle and pull it up tight to close the hole. Sew a seam.
Ears make 2

With crochet hook, Ch 2,

6 SC in 2nd chain from hook
INC in each stitch (12)
(SC, INC) 6 times (18)
4-6. 3 rows SC
7. (SC, DEC) 6 times (12)
SC opening closed, fasten off and sew to hat.

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