Bulwark Hat by Ruth Damaris

Bulwark Hat

November 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 11 rows = 4 inches
in Elongated Cross Stitch Clusters
3.75 mm (F)
150 - 250 yards (137 - 229 m)
6-12 Months, Child S/M (1-3 years), Child M/L (4-8 years), Teen/Adult S, Adult M/L
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Crafters are a naturally generous bunch - we love to make and give fiber-y gifts to those around us, and we’re very good at it! Sometimes, however, we forget to make ourselves gifts.

Have you ever made a project you intended for someone else, but you loved it so much you kept it? That’s what happened as I designed this hat. I loved it so much that I decided to keep it!

My hope is that everyone who makes this hat will keep at least one for themselves!

“Bulwark” is a very stretchy pattern, featuring a unique reversible stitch that will give you a chic hat and a fun project. As written, it is slightly slouchy, but can be adjusted into a beanie/toque or very slouchy hat.

This pattern has been tested and edited for clarity and accuracy.

With regards to yarn substitution:

  • The suggested yarn is a unique sport weight yarn in that it is a singly ply and very airy and light weight. Because of this, it is almost a heavy fingering weight. When looking for a yarn to substitute, I found that yarns that have between 360-400 yds/100 gms (330-65 meters/100 gms) were the best fit for this pattern.

Yarns used in testing include:

  • Madeline Tosh Sock
  • Paton’s Kroy Sock
  • Louet Gems Sport Weight
  • Ice Yarns Baby Design
  • Ice Yarns Antibacterial Magic
  • Loops & Threads Woolike (held double)
  • Nako Lame

Finished items may be sold from my patterns, of course, as they are your work. Crediting me as the designer when you sell would be appreciated, but is not required.

Standard copyright restrictions apply to the pattern itself. You may not sell, distribute, copy and paste the pattern itself to other websites, or otherwise reproduce my patterns or any of their charts or images without written permission.
Use of this pattern indicates agreement to these terms; Thank you for supporting me as a work at home mom!