The Big and Little Hats are a pair of sweet matching hats for an adult, toddler and baby. They’re simple, fluffy, warm and great for a beginner knitter. Knit with thick, bulky yarn, each hat is completed in no time at all!
The Big Hat is sized for adults and fits an average-sized woman’s head. The Little Hat is sized to fit a toddler (For reference, Kate, who is pictured wearing the Little Hat, is six-years-old).
Because we couldn’t leave out apple-cheeked babes, we decided last minute to design a baby size. Though not pictured, it’s totally adorable and looks like a mini version of the Little Hat.
This pattern includes written instructions for knitting the hats flat and in the round. The tutorial video includes a demonstration on how to knit the hats flat.
In order to knit this pattern, you should be familiar with how to knit. Need a refresher? Check out How to Knit and come back when you’re ready.
The Big & Little Hats video tutorial covers:
- long tail cast on
- 2×2 rib
- how to make and attach a pom pom
- how to seam with mattress stitch (and a half mattress stitch!)
Adult size requires approximately 72 yds/66 m; child size requires 53 yds/48 m; baby size requires 43 yds/39 m
- For flat knitting: one pair of US 15/10mm knitting needles
- For knitting in the round: 16” circular needle size 10mm (US 15) and set of DPNs in the same size
- Use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below – every knitter’s gauge is unique!
Gauge: 10.5 sts = 4″/10cm in stockinette stitch
Finished Measurements: Adult hat circumference is 19″; child hat circumference is 15.9″; baby hat circumference is 13.4″
Construction Notes: For flat knitting, hats are knit flat and then seamed together at the end. For knitting in the round, hats are knit in the round with circular and double pointed needles.
Watch the Video Tutorial
After purchasing the pattern, look to the first page of the pattern PDF. It will include a link to a super secret page where all the video tutorials are available to be streamed.
For Older Customers: If you purchased this pattern before June 18, 2019, your PDF pattern will include a password to access the video tutorials. Hold onto this password. In order to view the video tutorials now, use this link structure in your browser: https://sheepandstitch.com/patternpassword to access the video tutorials. For example, if the password is “cutie”, then enter https://sheepandstitch.com/cutie. New customers will not be affected by this change.
If you needle help, just email me at davina [at] sheepandstitch.com. This is part of an overhaul to the video viewing experience. I appreciate your patience!
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You’ll be purchasing a PDF file of the knitting pattern, which gives you access to the video tutorials.
Once your make your purchase, the PDF pattern will be emailed to you. The first page of the pattern includes the password and instructions for viewing the video tutorials.