This has just got to be the cutest hat ever, don't you think? Of course the cutest little boy is wearing it so that certainly helps. I made this hat at the beginning of the year after I failed at making him one for Christmas. Well, it wasn't a total failure. I managed to make a hat, just not one he could wear. I made this a bit big so that it would fit more than one year and as a result it falls down over his eyes. Luckily there is a handle to pull it back up again.
I don't recall the needles I used, they were probably a 7 or an 8. I do remember what I did. I made a gauge swatch, measured the boys head, and figured out how many I would need in the end. I started with the ear flaps. I cast on 3 stitches and made an i-cord then increased in the middle several times over several rows until I had ten(ish) stitches on my needles. I then knit until they were a few inches and put it on a waste piece of yarn while I made the other. I then cast on between the two flaps a few more in the front than in the back.and cast on appropriately. I was going to add a moose afterwards, but the husband said it looked great with out one. The green part is supposed to be grass, water, then rolling hills. Then I was going to duplicate stitch in a moose standing in the water.
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