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In many beloved stories, dragons are considered magical and the design in this hat looks very much like the scales one might see on a baby dragon.
Yarn: 80 yards soft worsted (level 4). The one pictured was made with Berocco Comfort. The model shown is a doll similar to an 8 lb infant.
Needles: US 7 16" circular and double points for crown and i-cord or 32" circular for Magic Loop and two dpn for i-cord.
Notions: a ring marker and a tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Cast on, knit, purl, yarn over, k2tog, working in the round, i-cord.
Knitting i-cord is easy. Here's a YouTube video that will show you how.
Just copy and paste this into your browser.
I don't enjoy sewing seams and so the hat is worked in the round using either a 16" circular and double pointed needles or magic loop on size 7US. The construction is simple and yet interesting enough that you'll want to make more! The four round repeat is easy to memorize.
I've included instructions for how to knit leg warmers with this same stitch as a bonus!
There is a matching blanket pattern available too for those who enjoy creating a set. These make a great baby shower gift and hospitals welcome them as donations for newborns. The pattern is easily converted to a smaller size for preemies using size 5 needles and DK weight yarn.
No shipping fees as this pattern can be downloaded by you in PDF format once Etsy confirms your payment. I trust you'll contact me directly if you have any questions; I'm always happy to help when I can.
Thank you for your interest in my designs! Check back often as I'm always coming up with new things!
Currently available only in English. If you'd like to translate this pattern to another language for me, contact me and I'll send you another pattern from my collection for your trouble.
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I'm pretty easy to work with but being in business, we do have to follow some rules to insure we enjoy a win/win experience. If payment for your purchase is not received within 72 hours, items will be relisted. If final payment on special orders is not received within 72 hours of notification, I will make every attempt to contact you again via phone and email. However, if you have not paid the balance owed within a four day period, I will list the project for open sale and your deposit will be forfeited.
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I'm not responsible for lost orders so I strongly suggest you request replacement insurance.
For custom orders, I like to have a 25% deposit before I begin the work. The balance is due upon your receiving notice from me that the project is completed. I will email pictures to you of the work in progress so you can have an idea how things are going with your special project. Before beginning any special / custom orders, I will do my best to give you an estimated time of completion based on my experience. If other orders are in the queue before yours, I will keep you posted regarding the anticipated delivery time of your order.
Returns & exchanges
You pay the shipping for any returns. Upon their receipt, I will mail your refund myself.
Hats are non-returnable for sanitary reasons. Not responsible for lost items.
Non-custom items (except hats) can be returned for a 5% restocking fee within ten days.
Custom made items are not returnable unless there is an obvious flaw. That is why it is so important to provide correct measurements and communicate with me regarding your hopes and expectations.
I cannot work with angora materials due to severe allergies.
You are a special and unique person so why not enjoy handmade things that are just as special and unique? I love to do custom orders. Please see my Alchemy information.