A cosy hat to keep you warm on your wanderings, inspired by the fronds of New Zealand’s native ferns such as the iconic ponga tree. The fern-frond stitch pattern is formed with simple lace increases and decreases.
When knit in a possum-blend yarn, the Bushwalk Beanie is particularly lightweight, soft, and warm! One ball of Zealana Kauri Fingering is enough for a hat that weighs only 40 grams, and folds up easily to stash in your backpack.
Skills needed include simple lace, knitting in the round, and an optional tubular cast on.
Materials: 1 ball of Zealana Kauri Fingering (60% NZ merino, 30% possum, 10% silk; 167yds/153m per 40g ball) in ‘Waikura’, or 160 yards / 146 metres of fingering-weight yarn.
Sizing: One size, to fit a medium adult woman’s head, with 21-23”/53-58cm circumference.
19”/48cm circumference, and 8.25”/21cm length.
Suggestions are included for resizing by adding or omitting pattern repeats.
Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.
Pattern is for personal use only.