Classic Ladies Felt Bowler Hat by Claire Fairall Designs

Classic Ladies Felt Bowler Hat

January 2014
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
164 - 219 yards (150 - 200 m)
Adults, small, medium , large
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This pattern is available for Β£2.50.

This ladies bowler style hat with a deep curled brim is a modern version of a time less classic.
This knit and felt hat is knitted seamlessly using double ended needles, and is felted by simply washing!!
The pure wool fibers shrink and matt into felt just like a wash day sweater disaster!

My clear and detailed pattern includes –

Full line by line, knitting pattern.
Detailed instructions to guide you through felting and shaping your hat to a custom fit.

Felted Size (Adults).
Small 50 - 54cm
Medium 55 - 59cm
Large 60 - 65cm Hats can be adjusted to fit perfectly during felting

Needle size
5 x 8mm (UK 0 /US 11) double ended needles
60cm cable needle (optional)

Small / Medium 3 x 50gm ball color (150m Filzwolle)
Large 4 x 50gm ball color (200m Filzwolle)

If you wish to use a substitute yarn -
Yarn weight 5 or 6
Bulky / Chunky( sometimes called Craft or Rug) or Super Bulky / Super Chunky
12 -14 ply

Alternatively - Aran / Worsted weight held double ( 2 strands together) or triple.

If using a substitute yarn your project may felt to a different size, you may also have problems with the knitting pieces pockets etc felting shut. This can be avoided by putting plastic bags inside the project during felting.

The recommended wool is available from my website

Basic skills needed for this design.

SUITABLE FOR- Intermediate knitters. This pattern uses circular knitting,
I have a free learn to knit using double ended needles tutorial on my website