This quick hat is an inside out project, worked with wrong side facing to maximise the cute puffs that burst from the centre. Worked in a double knit weight yarn on a 5mm hook and with an easily memorised pattern, you’ll have this stylish beanie on your head in no time at all. The beautiful drape comes from the silk/camel blend yarn, but would also work well in alpaca or bamboo blends.
Sizes To fit head circumference up to: 50(56, 64)cm/20(22, 25)in Finished circumference at brim: 43(51, 60)cm/17(20.5, 24)in Finished height: 22(24, 27)cm/8.5(9.5, 10.5)in Choose a size where the brimis smaller than your head circumference. Height is easily adjusted, see note in the pattern.
Materials 1 100g skein Sparkle Duck Zenith DK (50% silk, 50% baby camel, 228m/100g) in Out of Darkness 5mm hook 3.5mm hook 1m hat elastic (optional)
Tension 24 sts and 14 rows in htr in BLO to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension) 20 sts and 12 rows in htr to 10 cm/4 in using 5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension) Note, the row height of the rib (htr in BLO) is the most crucial part of the tension to get the fit right.
Difficulty Rating Easy
Skills Needed Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, working into row ends, working in rounds without turning, puff stitches.
Construction Starting from the crown, the hat is worked in the round without turning. It is then turned inside out and the brim is attached as you go.
This pattern is charted and written in standard UK crochet terminology with US translations given in the abbreviations.