Please note this is a KNITTING PATTERN ONLY with an intermediate skill level. You will not receive a finished hat. You will receive a downloadable PDF file (in English) that provides some written instructions, a chart for the main body of the hat and a link to a video technique tutorial so you can knit one yourself for an average adult head.
I designed Taking Flight to represent the silhouette of a flock of gulls flying just above the horizon along the water. The pattern embodies the calm and serenity I’ve felt every time I’ve visited the ocean or walked along a lake, and I hope it gives you those same peaceful feels. Pick your favorite tonal or variegated yarn in shades of blue or teal and get to knitting! This hat would be the perfect accessory for brisk walks near the water or anytime you want to feel like you’re close to a beautiful beach surrounded by the sound of waves and birds soaring over your head.
Bulky/size 5 yarn in two contrasting colors
US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular knitting needles, or size needed to meet gauge
US 10.5 (6.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular knitting needle, or size needed to meet gauge
US 10.5 (6.5 mm) double-pointed needles (dpns) or US 10.5 (6.5 mm) circular knitting needles with a longer cord for Magic Loop method, or size needed to meet gauge
3 stitch markers, 1 unique for beginning of round
Feel free to sell finished hats in small quantities that are made using this pattern, but please give credit to flynnknit for the design. Please do not share, distribute or sell any part of the pattern itself. Please tag @flynnknit and use #takingflight and #flynnknit on social media with any photos of your work created with this pattern. I’d love to see your progress photos and finished hats! I appreciate your support sooooo much!
This pattern can also be found in my book, The Art of Knitting Hats: 30 Easy-to-Follow Patterns to Create Your Own Colorwork Masterpieces https://www.amazon.com/Art-Knitting-Hats-Easy-Follow/dp/164567701X