Felted Hat by Arlene Williams

Felted Hat

January 2000
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
not critical
US 11 - 8.0 mm
200 - 450 yards (183 - 411 m)
One Size
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This pattern is available for free.

As this is felted, gauge is not that important. Knit on DPN’s starting at crown using two strands of worsted weight wool, or one strand of bulky weight. Larger yardage requirements are for two strands of worsted weight.

This pattern is worked starting from the crown down to the brim instead of from the brim up. The reason I altered the pattern is that when felted, the crown on the brim-up hat has very obvious bumps which stand out. These are caused by the decreases necessary to work the crown.

By starting from the top down, you are increasing, and when felted, these lie flat. But it makes the start of the hat a little tricky, working with only 6 stitches on 4 needles.