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Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat – Free Pattern!

January 18, 2011

Pattern note: The hat uses only 3 repeats of the checker rounds for all sizes and the Camp Hoodie Vest uses all four repeats of the checker pattern.

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

The Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat is here! I whipped up this quick little hat to check out my gauge and to test out the simple fair isle and embroidery pattern before I dove into the original Camp Hoodie. The small hat is perfect because you are checking your gauge while you are working in the round and with just a little extra effort you will have a wonderful hat to show for your swatching. It’s a win-win!

There are two video tutorials available for the fair isle section (click here) and for the embroidery (click here).

Here is some information you might like to know:


Sizes: newborn (baby, toddler, child, teen, adult)

Finished sizes in inches (numbers have been rounded): 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 21) inches

Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater (55% superwash wool, 45% organic cotton; 100 grams/160 yards), 1 skein each in Toast #7506 (MC), Moonlight #7507 (A), Ice Cream #7500 (B), Grass #7502 (C), Firecracker #7509 (D)

Needles: US size 8 sixteen-inch circular and a set of 4 double-pointed needles or the size to obtain gauge.

*note: For the newborn size you may have to use a 12-inch circular or use double-pointed needles for the entire hat. I can fit the 56 stitches on 16-inch needles but it is very tight for the first inch or so and then eases up.

Gauge: 4 ½ stitches per inch in stockinette stitch


I hope you enjoy the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat.

Tomorrow, January 19th, 2011, we start the Camp Hoodie Knitalong. I hope you’ll join us if you are able.

See you tomorrow for the kick-off!

Click here to download the free pattern for the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat!

Click here for the Ravelry page for the Camp Hoodie Swatch Hat!

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