Autism Awareness Puzzle Knit Hat

14 Feb

This hat was requested by a friend of mine. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could do it, but I was certainly up to the challenge. I have knit scarves and blankets, but not a hat. Plus, this hat pattern uses a technique I was not familiar with before, intarsia, where you use a separate bobbin of yarn for each color in a row. I watched a couple of videos on YouTube, practiced on some scrap yarn, and was ready to give it a go.

Now, I did do a little crossing in mine, just because I was getting tangled up enough with all the bobbins of yarn already, but these pictures give you an idea of what that involves. At times, yarn was everywhere!

Start of the Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat One set of puzzle pieces done

It took me about a week to really sit down and get it done, and I am very pleased with how it came out. I love the colors, and I really like the Vanna’s Choice yarn. It’s the same yarn I used for the green in the Ninja Turtle crochet hats. It was tricky to get the ribbing (K1, P1) and the color changes done at the start of the hat, but I made it work. I have plans to make another one, and I may do the ribbed band at the bottom in the navy color, and then start the puzzle piece pattern.

Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Finished Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat

Here is a link to the pattern: Autism Awareness Puzzle Hat Knitting Pattern. It was easy to follow, and the charts for the puzzle pieces were amazing.

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