Chester Fern by Aimee Nicholson

Chester Fern

March 2014
Aran (8 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in st st using larger needles
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
186 yards (170 m)
One size - fits up to 24 inch head circumference
This pattern is available as a free Ravelry download

Chester Fern is a slouchy beanie style hat knit in the round from the brim to the crown.

It incorporates a pretty fern lace pattern interspersed with bands of stocking stitch making it a quick and relaxing knit but with enough lace to keep it interesting.

If you would like to make the hat less slouchy then start the crown decreases after round 36.