I wanted to design a hat for the science march that would be easy for anyone to knit. I think the pussyhat was so successful because it was a pattern that even beginners could easily knit. Oceans are one of my biggest concerns and so my design is for an ocean themed hat, with waves washing up onto a sandy beach. You can decorate it with a sewn-on ocean themed button or brooch. Since this is a beanie designed to highlight science and the challenges it faces, for the march, you may wish to decorate the beanie with what is now more common than shells on our beaches – plastic trash.
This is a great pattern for using up those leftovers. The ocean can be any number of leftover yarns. Just arrange the colors so that they complement each other, then join in a new color when one is used up. Instructions are given for knitting the hat in the round, which is the fastest way to do it, and also for knitting flat and seaming later, for those who are not ready to try knitting in the round.
Instructions are given for sizes 20” (51 cm) and 23” (58 cm) in worsted weight yarn. These correspond to X-small and med-large adult sizes. By using DK weight yarn and a gauge of 20 sts and 26 rows/4” you can use the 20” pattern to make an 18” beanie (child) and the 23” pattern to make a 21” beanie (small).
This was designed specifically to be an easy knit. The only stitches needed are K, P, Kfb, K2tog, P2tog.
The pattern will come to you as a pdf file attached to an email.
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Creation of custom knitting orders is started within 24 hours of cleared payment, and items are shipped 2-3 days after they are completed. I will give you an estimate of the time required to complete the order once I see what is required to do it.
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Custom orders must be paid in advance of my starting work on the project.
Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
I will package your items carefully, and cannot be responsible for any damage or loss incurred during shipping. Please contact the shipper directly over damage that occurred during shipping.
Refunds and exchanges will be considered depending on the situation. If you have a problem, please contact me immediately by email or Etsy conversation, and we'll work it out. I want you to be happy with your purchase.
Custom orders cannot be returned so please consider that very carefully before placing an order.
Special orders or Alchemy requests are always welcome, Please use Etsy conversation, or email me with them at JoansGarden1 [at] gmail.com.