My new pattern collection is up!  It’s called Elementary Hats: seven hats that will keep your child warm and stylish from pre-K all the way to middle school! The designs are gender-neutral and feature easy-to-execute techniques like simple cables, colorwork and duplicate stitch.  In the spirit of the school theme, all charts are created with crayons, markers and highlighters!

Pre-K:  No homework yet!  Just bobbles and a cute i-cord topper on this toddler hat.

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Kindergarten:  Kindergarten is all about the ABC’s and 123’s. Duplicate stitch is a fun, surprisingly easy technique used to embellish this fun hat.

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First Grade:  This eye-catching hat, featuring a bright brim and an easy fleck pattern, is sure to go to the head of the class.

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Second Grade:  Things are starting to get serious so be sure to wear this THINKING CAP, which features a rolled brim, stripes and triple pom-poms.

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Third Grade:   This versatile three-color fair isle pattern would look great in a third-grader’s favorite team colors – or favorite Hogwarts house colors.

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Fourth Grade:  Nothing babyish for fourth graders, this hat features chic stripes that are easily woven through the knitting.

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Fifth Grade:  “Sophistication” is the vocab word for this hat, which features a sleek contrasting-color band along the brim and alternating, disappearing cables set against a reverse stockinette backdrop.

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I hope you like these hats as much as I do!  If so, they’re available on Ravelry and on Craftsy.  Please spread the word!

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