On the fourth day of Christmas, Tin Can Knits gave to me…
a hip slouchy hat,
honey flavoured mitts,
sea inspired socks,
and cabled mittens for under the tree!
perfect for the hipster in your life
Nobody can object to this hat! It’s adorable on little babes, fashionable teens and classic lumberjacks alike. It is the perfect go-to pattern for gift knitting. And since the pattern includes options for two common yarn weights: DK and worsted, there’s very likely a lonely ball in your stash just begging to become a hipster!
How funny hipsters are. Back in 2012, when we published this pattern, hipsters weren’t a new thing, but they weren’t the mainstream yet either. Now the ‘hipster’ label or style has become so mainstream as to be nearly meaningless. Of course the hipper than hipsters are always pushing the boundaries by pickling weirder and weirder things, wearing suspenders, and growing even bigger beards and moustaches with their organic vegan beard oil. My fav distillation of hipsterdom is this music video from Portlandia.
But now… back to our regularly scheduled knitting program!
Hipster Project Details
Sizing: baby (child, adult S, M, L)
fits head circumference: 16” (18”, 20”, 21”, 22”)
Yarn: Aran weight version: 60 (70, 80, 100, 110) yds
DK weight version: 80 (95, 110, 120, 130) yds
(we used Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed Aran in ‘golden’ and Rowan Tweed)
Needles: Aran: US #5 / 3.75 mm and US #7 / 4.5 mm
DK: US #3 / 3.25mm and US #5 / 3.75mm
(or as required to meet gauge)
Gauge: Aran: 18 sts / 4” on larger needles in stockinette
DK: 22 sts / 4” on larger needles in stockinette
Hipster is ‘vintage’ Tin Can Knits! It was designed for our second book, Pacific Knits, published in 2012! Hunter was a little baby model then, but she’s grown up into a true hipster kid!
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