Venner means Friends in Norwegian. I thought that if I could give my little one any gift in the world, I would surround him/her with friends and family. That was the thought behind this little Nordic hat. This hat has a whimsical shape. It has a triple-thick brim to keep your little one warm for hours of outdoor play, ear flaps to keep those ears toasty warm, and a square top that playfully flops over. Its square corners are delightful with or without pompoms.
This little hat made me smile when I made it. And makes me smile when I see it toddle around. The pom-poms swing with every step.
Sizes 3-6 months, 9-12 months, Toddler Finished Measurements Flat: 8 x 6 ½ (8 ¾ x 7 , 9 ½ x 8) /20.32 x 16.5 ( 22.22 x 17.75, 24 x 20) cm Circumference: 16 (17.25, 18) inches /40.64 (43.8, 45.72) cm Ear flaps not included in measurements Yarn Main Color: DK | Kelbourne Woolens- Andorra 60% Merino 20% Highland wool 20% mohair/ 185 yards (169 meters) per 50 gram skein | 1 (2, 2 ) | Color : Holly Red Contrasting Color: DK | Kelbourne Woolens- Andorra 60% Merino 20% Highland wool 20% mohair/ 185 yards (169 meters) per 50 gram skein | 1 (1, 1) | Color Snow white Or Main Color: DK | Woolfolk – Tov DK 100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool | 160 yards / 146 m. per 50 gram skein | 1 skein (2 skeins for a hat with pompoms 2, 2, | Color: DK 07 (blue) Contrasting Color: DK | Woolfolk – Tov DK 100% Ovis 21 Ultimate Merino Wool | 160 yards / 146 m. per 50 gram per skein | 1 (1, 1) skein | Color: DK 00 (white) Total yardage for hat: approx. 192 (212, 226) yards/ 175 (190, 202) meters I choose to make this hat in the softest yarn I could think of. The 3-6 month size takes every bit of 1 skein of the MC. You could knit the first 9 rounds in the CC to be safe, because it’s folded under and not visible, or you could buy an extra skein to make sure you have enough. Or buy 3 skeins and so you can make this hat in 2 sizes, because you will be sad when your baby outgrows this hat. Needles One 16”/40 cm circular needle and one pair of double-pointed needles needed to obtain gauge in colorwork and single color for the body of the hat Suggested needle size: US 2 (2.75mm) One 16”/40 cm) in a 16-inch/ 40 mm circular needle 2 sizes smaller than gauge-size needle for the brim US 0 (1.75 mm) Gauge and Swatch 26 stitches and 32 rounds = 4 inches and 10 cm Skills Used Long-tail cast on Colorwork Knitting in the round (don’t we love that?) Knitting Purling A tiny bit of float catching Yarn overs k2tog 3 needle bind off Pompom skills Braiding Making stitches (right and left) Binding off Hand sewing