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Barney Bag Hat

 – another pattern from Marie-M in Switzerland

Using 4 mm needles
Cast on 28 in double knit wool
P two rows.
Pattern Row 1: (K1, P1) Repeat to end
Pattern Row 2: (K1, P1) Repeat to end
Pattern Row 3: (P1, K1) Repeat to end
Pattern Row 4: (P1, K1) Repeat to end
Keep pattern throughout.
Work 13 rows.
(K2tog) repeat to end.
(K2tog) repeat to end.
B & T tightly

Making up
Sew row ends together and turn the hat to the right side.  Decorate with sequins, buttons, beads, ribbons etc.
Finish off with two handles, each made from 30cm of wool twisted into a double twisted cord.

Why not use this bag as:
A dolly’s shopper or beach bag, a Christmas tree decoration – filled with gifts (coins, notes or sweets!), an Advent calendar basket or an Easter basket for little eggs or chicks.  It could even be used to hold a little lavender bag and hung on a hanger among your clothes….the ideas are endless!