Hoot Sweet Hat & Mitts
Skill Level Advanced
Kids of all ages will love this adorable set, which knits up quickly with bulky yarn and big needles. This project is perfect for your first adventure in colorwork: everything is worked in the round, with no more than two colors per round— the eyes are added on later with duplicate stitch.
Designed by Triona Murphy
Yarn Weight 5
Finished Sizes Hat: 14 (17, 19¾ )” circumference at brim. Hat shown measures 17″. Mitts: 6 (6½ , 7)” hand circumference. Mitts shown measure 6½ “.
Yarn Berroco Vintage Chunky (52% acrylic, 40% wool, 8% nylon; 136 yd [124 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #6100 snow day (white; MC), 1 (2, 2) skein(s) (see Notes) and #6134 sour cherry (red; CC), 1 skein.
Needles Sizes 8 (5 mm) and 9 (5.5 mm): set of doublepointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle; black scrap yarn (about 15 yd) in worsted or bulky weight for eyes.
Gauge 17 sts and 21 rnds = 4″ in St st on larger needles.