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Parker Hat

The Parker Hat is a quick one to get started and finished, uses worsted weight yarn and large needles, and works for both men or women. I've knit it up with chunky yarn and even thicker needles, but am in love with the look of it with worsted best.

MATERIALS NEEDED * one skein I Love This Yarn! solids (100% acrylic; 355 yards / 325 meteres per 198 grams)
* one size US 11 / 8.0 mm 16" circular needle
* one set size US 11/ 8.0 mm dpns
* one stitch marker
* one darning needle

GAUGE 7 stitches x 9 rows = 2"

SIZE one size fits mots adults

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Hadley Hat

The latest hat pattern to make it's way off my needles is one I'm more than excited to share. It was such fun to knit, quick both onto and off the needles, and comes with infinite possibilities. Simply stated, I am in love with this pattern ... and not ashamed to admit it! Stripes. It's got to be the stripes. I have a never-ending love for stripes, and so being able to make a super simple striped hat stole my heart.

The original version of this hat swung its way halfway around the world to Denmark, to the wife of a dear friend I've known since he was 15 (and now that he's a father of two, I can't believe it's been this long!) and I didn't yet know how to knit. After I knit it and held onto it for a week or two, I kept coming back to it, thinking about how I could knit it again and again. Use up scraps, buy some new yarn in two colors you love; pair two neutrals like I have, put a neutral with a pop of color or go super daring and just use brights - y…