Algonquin Hats by Thea Colman

Algonquin Hats

July 2014
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches and 7 rows = 1 inch
in for the 1x1 ribbing. Texture gauge given in pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
150 - 225 yards (137 - 206 m)
Designed to fit a 20" head. Easy to modify.
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As summer gets underway, there are days when the last thing I want on my lap is an entire sweater. But a hat? That’s just perfect for late summer knitting.

The Algonquin Hat is a simple beanie with just a touch of slouch. The combination of texture and colors is striking, but easy to do. I’ve played a little with this detail to connect the ribbing to texture - you only see this on the blue hat, since I added it into the pattern after finishing the gray one. (ahem) It’s relaxing, easy summer knitting.

As always, the Plucky is a dream to work with. Both the Primo or the Bello are soft, with great stitch definition and the perfect amount of drape for this kind of hat. Plus, let’s be honest - this is ALL about the color mixing. And you just can’t beat Plucky for gorgeous color combos…

I’ve written the pattern for either Sport or Worsted weight yarn, and instructions are included to modify for width or depth, should you want to alter the size or play with an entirely different weight of yarn.


Worsted - 150 yds total (100 yds background, 50 yds accent)
shown in Bello - Flannel with a Malt Whiskey accent

Sport - 225 yds total (150 yds background, 75 yds accent)
shown in Primo Sport - Betrothed with a Narragansett accent

And I really do love this motif, so expect a few more projects to feature it, later on this Fall…..