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I love the accessories that look like a shark is attacking you, but could not find a pattern for a knit hat, so I designed one.

It is made with bulky yarn that is easy to knit and can be made very quickly.

I love fun, and I love this hat which can be made to fit a toddler, child or adult.

Step 1: Knit a Basic Bulky Hat - in 3 Sizes

Instructions are for a toddles's size (1-3 years)

Child's hat ( 3-10 years) and Adult size are included

Gauge - 3.5 stitches = 1" on 5 mm needles (US size 8) (UK size 6)

TIP - Knit a 1-2" sample of 8 stitches and check your gauge. If you don't have the right number of stitches, either increase or decrease the size of you knitting needles to get the correct gauge.

Use a grey bulky yarn like Berocco Comfort Chunky from Webs Yarns

Using size 5mm needles, Cast on 8 sts

Purl 1 row

Knit row, increasing 1 in each stitch = 16 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 1, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 24 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 2, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 32 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 3, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 40 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 4, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 48 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 5, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 56 stitches

Purl 1 row

For Toddler size, stop increasing stitches and knit even rows for 4 1/2"

(For Child size, increase to 64 sts

Knit 6, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row= 64 stitches

Knit until piece measures 5 1/2" )

(For Adult size, increase to 72 stitches

Purl 1 row

Knit 7, increase 1 in next stitch - repeat to end of row = 72 stitches

Knit until piece measures to 6 1/2")

Next row, K1, P1 for 1"

Toddler finished length = 5 1/2"

Child finished length = 6 1/2"

Adult finished length = 7 1/2"

Bind off loosely

Cut yarn leaving 18" and sew up the back seam

Now comes the fun part - turning it into a shark...

Step 2: Tail Fin

Make the back fin with using same size needles and gray bulky yarn

Cast on 4 sts

K2, put a marker on the needle, K 2

Next row - Knit to marker and slide it onto your needle, then Inc 1 st in next st, K to end of row

Repeat this row until you have 18 stitches

Cast off and leave a 12" tail of yarn

Sew the cast on edge to the top back seam of your hat as shown in the picture

Step 3: Front Fin

Knit a triangle using same needles and bulky gray yarn

Cast on 2 sts

K 1 row

Inc in 1st stitch and knit to the end

K 1 row

Repeat until you have 6 sts on the needle

K 1 row

Cast off 4 sts - this completes the fin

Cast off leaving 12" of yarn to sew to the front of the hat as shown

Step 4: Eyes

You can make eyes from 4 ply yarn and a 4 mm crochet hook

or you can use buttons for eyes

Make a magic ring (or ch 2)

Sc 8 stitches in the magic ring

Join to make a circle

Cut off yarn leaving 12" of yarn

Sew the eyes to the hat as shown

Step 5: Make the Shark Teeth

Make a series of triangles using 4 ply white and 4 mm needles (US size 6) (UK size 8)

Cast on 2 sts

K 1 row

Inc in 1st stitch and knit to the end

K 1 row

Repeat until you have 6 sts on the needle

K 1 row

Cast off 4 sts - this completes the first tooth

Continue until you have enough teeth to go around the brim of the hat

Sew on as shown

<p>soo cutee</p>
<p>Thank you for including multiple sizes for this fun hat.</p>
<p>You are welcome</p>
It looks so much more complicated but once you break it down it's easier than it looks (for people who can knit!). This is awesome! Thank you for sharing your work!
<p>Thanks for the feedback. I was trying to make it as simple as possible.</p>

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