I recently became a gang maker for Wool and the Gang, who are a really interesting company with some truly wonderful yarns and simple, cool patterns including this Zion Lion hat. I was amazed to hear that someone bought the first one I made, then a friend requested one in the same colours. These colours.

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These hats are a nice simple pattern and chunky knits seem popular at the moment, so they’re a great winter project. Here’s a couple of pics of it in progress. I don’t have a 12mm circular needle so used straights and cast on 2 extra stitches for seam allowance.

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I thought knitting flat would help the stripes to be jogless but it didn’t really work so I used the ends of the yarn to neaten the right side like so.

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I made the needle specifically for working with the Crazy Sexy Yarn. Check out this post for the how.

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