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Super Chunky Hat knitting pattern (free download)

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This is a very simple beanie hat, recently updated and resized to fit a toddler through to large adult.  Made from 100% merino wool, it promises to keep the coldest of heads cosy!

Instructions are written for knitting flat or to work in the round. Beginning at the hem, you will work a few rows/rounds straight before beginning the crown shaping.

Rowan’s super chunky weight Drift makes this a really speedy knit on 10mm needles.

SIZES

To fit head circumference
XS (S: M: L: XL)
49½ (51½: 55: 58: 65)cm
19½ (20¼: 21½: 23: 25½)in

Actual hat circumference
44½ (46½: 50: 53½: 60)cm
17½ (18¼: 19½: 21: 23½)in

Length Crown to Hem
16 (18½: 20: 21½: 23)cm
6¼ (7¼: 7¾: 8½: 9)in

YARN
Sample uses Rowan Drift (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds)
Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g) of Shore (908).
*Edit – Rowan Drift has been discontinued since this pattern was published.
Suggested yarn substitutions :
Rowan Big Wool (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) 
Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g) OR
Rowan Big Wool Colour (100% Merino Wool; 100g/80m/87yds) 
Approx 47g (58g: 62g: 70g: 84g)

Needles
For working flat:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) knitting needles.
For working in the round:
1 pair 10mm (UK 000/US 15) circular needles, 40cm long
(or 80cm long, if using Magic Loop method)
A set of 10mm (UK 000/US 15) double pointed needles for decreasing the crown (not necessary if using Magic Loop method)

Tension
9 sts and 14 rows/rounds to 10x10cm (4x4in) in st st using 10mm needles

Abbreviations
For general abbreviations, visit www.buttonsandbeeswax.com/abbreviations

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