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Windy Shores Hat

Super cozy and quick to knit, the Windy Shores Hat makes for a wonderful gift knit. The pattern includes child through large adult sizes and the option to make a messy bun version instead. Its wave texture makes it a fun, engaging knit.
The techniques used in this pattern are just knits and purls with some decreases, making it a great pattern for adventurous beginners to learn how to work a hat in the round. More information on techniques can be found here.

Yarn requirements differ based on size, requiring one or two 115-gram skeins of super bulky yarn. For more information on yarn requirements, click here.

This design was inspired by the cold, windy coast lines of Canada, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and even the Arctic, Ocean. The textured used in the pattern creates a wave texture to represent the waves crashing along the cold shores.
Windy Shores Hat is one of two super bulky weight knitting patterns in the Next Door Neighbors Collection, inspired by the Canadian landscape.
Design Inspiration
The Windy Shores Hat is a perfect winter hat: cozy, warm, and cute. It's simple and easy to wear, making it great for a day of sledding or your morning walk.
Wearing the Shawl

The techniques used within the hat are simplistic, and the texture is fun and engaging to knit. The pattern includes easy-to-memorize repeats that are rhythmic and enjoyable. This is a great pattern if you're looking to knit something a step up from garter or stockinette, but you don't want to have to concentrate a lot on your knitting.

Knitting the Shawl
The techniques used in the Windy Shores Hat pattern are simplistic: knitting and purling in the round with some decreases. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner knitter who is wanting to learn how to work a hat in the round.
All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step (written and charted) instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence and joy. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.
Knitting Techniques

   (Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium         Adult, Large Adult)
   Fits Head Circumference: (20, 21)               (22, 23, 24) in / (51, 53.5) (56,             58.5, 61) cm
   Hat Circumference: (17.5, 19) (20.5,           22, 23.5) in / (44.5, 48) (52, 55.5,         59) cm
   Hat Height**: (7.5, 8) (8.5, 9, 9.5) in         / (19, 20.5) (21.5, 23, 24) cm

**Messy bun style hat is 0.5 in / 1.5 cm shorter than the plain style. Dimensions are given for the plain hat style.

   (56, 66) (72, 82, 92) yds / (53, 60)           (66, 75, 84) m; (95, 108) (119, 135,         150) grams Super Bulky weight             yarn
Designed using Flock Fibre Studio Think Big! Super Bulky (80% SW Merino, 20% Nylon; 70 yds / 64 m, 115 g), shown in Blueberry Girl. Get color & yarn recommendations here.

  11 stitches, 16 rounds = 4” / 10 cm              stockinette stitch with larger                needle size

   Bottom up, in the round

   7.5 mm (US size 10.5), or one size             smaller than size needed to obtain         gauge, circular needles, minimum         16 in / 40 cm long

   8.0 mm (US size 11), or size needed to         obtain gauge, circular needles,             minimum 16 in / 40 cm long;               double pointed needles optional             for decreases
Darning needle
5 Stitch markers, optional

Patten Specifics

What Knitters Are Saying...

"Nice quick knit which is perfect for gifting!  Pattern was easy to follow." - test knitter
"Very easy knit and quick to knit.  Great pattern." - test knitter
"Easy to knit and follow. I plan on making more for granddaughters." - test knitter
"I liked the pattern, it was a nice quick knit and anyone needing a last minute project would be well served by this one." - test knitter
"Beautiful pattern, easy for a relative beginner to knit" - test knitter
"Easy to follow and a nice simple pattern. It's perfect to make a cozy winter hat." - test knitter
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