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American Girl Doll Nordic Winter Hat

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Doll Hat Knitting Pattern

Skills Required/Techniques Used:

-Knit & purl, cast on & bind off

-Decreasing: knit 2 together (k2 tog), slip-slip-knit (ssk)

-Working in the round on double pointed needles

-Working color patterns, stranded knitting

Materials: Knit Picks (affiliate link) Palette fingering weight 100% wool yarn 231 yds (210 m)/ 50 g color white (main color) 0.5 ball and red (contrast color) – small amount

Needles: US 1.5(2.5mm) and US 2 (2.75mm) dpn OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 28 sts x 36 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) for stockinette on 2.75 mm needles.

Notions: yarn needle.

Pattern Notes:

Stockinette in rounds:
All rounds knit.

1x1 rib:
All rounds: *k1, p1 repeat from *

k - knit
p - purl
ssk - slip, slip, knit (left slanting decrease).
k2togl - knit 2 together
st, sts - stitch, stitches
rnd - round


The hat is worked in the round, colorwork pattern is worked according to diagram B.

On smaller needles, with main color yarn, loosely cast on 68 sts, distribute them evenly on dpn, join and continue to work in rounds. Take care not to twist the sts.

Work 6 rounds of 1x1 rib.
Round 7 change to larger needles: knit.
Rounds 8-22 work the colored pattern by scheme B.
Work the next 14 rounds in stockinette (knit).
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2tog, k12, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 60 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, k10, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 52 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, k8, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 44 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, k6, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 36 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, k4, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 28 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, k2, ssk, k1) 4 times. = 20 sts
The next round (decrease rnd): (k2 tog, ssk, k1) 4 times.= 12 sts

Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread the end through remaining sts and fasten securely.

Diagram B

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