I couldn’t bear it any longer!!! (Bad pun intentional!) If you’re like me, it was so exciting to hear that two new baby panda cubs arrived at Zoo Atlanta this past weekend!!! The timing is perfect because I’m happy to share my new knitting pattern, Pandamonium which is available as a FREE download on Ravelry!!! You can find it HERE!!
Pandamonium is knit in the round from the bottom up. The hat starts with a 2×2 rib and then continues to a adorable panda colorwork pattern . This whimsical hat continues with an ombre effect as the color changes from one shade to another.
18 inches (46 cm) in diameter (unstretched).
9½ inches (24 cm) from edge (turned up) to crown.
US Size 6 (4 mm) sixteen inch circular needles
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) sixteen inch circular needles and
US Size 7 (4.5 mm) Double Pointed Needles (DPNs
Cascade 220 Superwash (100% Superwash Wool, 100 g/3.5 oz, 220 yards/200 meters, 20-22 stitches = 4” (10 cm) with US 6-7 (4.0-4.5mm) needles
Color A – Gray (816): 1 skein
Color B – White (871): 1 skein
Color C – Black (815): 1 skein
Color D – Caribbean (847): 1 skein
Note: I used approximately ¾ skein of Color A, 1/3 skein of Color B, ¼ skein of Color C and ½ skein of Color D in the sample shown. (Your results may differ based on tension or needle size).
Stitchmarker, tapestry needle
Add a Pom-Pom – either make your own (I used Colors B and D in the sample shown) or purchase one (I found this Spinrite Faux Fur pom-pom here).