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Cornflower Hat

Knitting
September 2011
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches in 1x1 rib
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
186 yards (170 m)
one size
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Cornflower is a spring/autumn hat knit in an interesting stitch pattern of eyelets and elongated stitches that’s actually very simple to work (watch the videos to see for yourself). It will keep your hair out of your eyes on blustery days, and thanks to the braided tie, it’ll stay on your head too!

Includes both written and charted instructions.

Technical Editor, Akshata Dhareshwar.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER VIDEO
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TUTORIAL

things i love about this hat, in no particular order:

  • I can use the braided tie as a bracelet, to stop a door slamming, to tie up drooping plants, or for various other stringy purposes.
  • It gives people behind me in a queue something pretty to ponder.
  • I can use it as a pouch with a drawstring.
  • I can stick all manner of found objects into the tie.
  • I can tie it onto my coat / bag / wrist so I don’t lose it! The number of hats I’ve stuffed in my pocket & subsequently lost on walks doesn’t bear thinking…
  • It’s lacy & textured at the same time.
  • It can be beribboned.
  • The tassels mirror the stitch pattern. Details make me happy. :)

YARN
‣ 1 ball Alize Cashmira 100gr; 100% wool; 300m / 328yds or approx. 170m / 186yds of DK-weight yarn (including yarn needed for braided tie).

NEEDLES
‣ 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles or 40cm/ 16in circular needles for ribbing,
‣ and 4.5mm (US 7) double pointed needles,
‣ or size to get gauge.

GAUGE
‣ 16sts / 20 rows over 10cm/4in in blocked ribbing.
‣ 1 pattern repeat (18 rounds / 20 sts) is 7cm/2.75in x 7cm/2.75in when stretched.

SIZE
‣ Finished size will be 51cm/20in around the brim (to fit a head 56cm/22in),
‣ 21cm/8.25in from cast-on edge to tip of crown.
‣ The pattern includes instructions both for altering gauge for a tighter-fitting brim, and for making the hat slouchier.