Atoll Hat by Sue Blacker

Atoll Hat

by Sue Blacker
August 2017
yarn held together
+ Lace
= Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 36 rows = 4 inches
in Mistake Rib
US 6 - 4.0 mm
437 - 547 yards (400 - 500 m)
14.5 (16) inches / 36.5 (40.5) cm
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This perfectly plush hat is knitted in the round from brim to crown using laceweight yarn held double to create a marled effect. Designed to have plenty of stretch, we recommend lots of negative ease if you like a snug fit. Wear it with the brim folded up, or slouchy with the brim down. The pom pom is optional, but strongly recommended!

Circumference: 36.5 (40.5) cm /14.5 (16) inches
Length including fold-back brim: 26.5 cm / 10.5 inches

Designed to be worn with 6 inches of negative ease

Blacker Yarns Bluefaced Leicester, Laceweight (100% wool, 350m / 380 yds per 50g ball)

Shown in:
MC A: Leather Back; 1 ball
MC B: Manatee; 1 ball
CC: Glowlight Tetra; 1 ball

One out of Five

Techniques include: knitting in the round, changing colour, decreasing

4mm (US 6, UK 8) 16 inch (40 cm) circular knitting needle

4mm (US 6, UK 8) set of DPNs for the crown (or long circular needle for magic loop technique if preferred)

1 stitch marker
Darning needle

30 sts and 36 rows to 10 cm / 4 inches using yarn held double, measured over Mistake Rib Pattern when fabric is relaxed

Always use a needle size which results in the correct gauge after blocking