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By Brandy Fortune

Serendipity HatI am calling this hat “Serendipity” because it came together perfectly! I imagined big chunky garter stitch ridges, ending with a bit of twirl-y decreases on a stockinette top, with a big chunky pom pom sitting on the top like a cherry on a sundae.

The ear flaps came out really nice, I was so pleased with those. I did the decreases on the inside vs the outside, ending with a k1, k2tog, k1 which balanced perfectly, creating a nice little triangle. Then for a bit of a “viking” twist, I braided 3 strands of the bulky together, making sure to keep them 6” in length so as not to be a choking hazard.


Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Child
To fit head circumference: 14 [16, 18, 20] inches (hat has approximately 2 inches of negative ease)


10 sts = 4 inches in St st on larger needles
10 sts = 4 inches in Garter st on smaller needles


· 45 [50, 60, 75] yards Bulky Weight Yarn
· Note: Model worked in Spud and Chloe Outer (Super Bulky) #7206 Sunkissed
· Knitting needles, size 11 (8 mm) and 13 (9 mm) 13 inch circulars or dpns