The hat is worked top down, starting from the centre of the flower motif. The pattern contains a photo tutorial on crochet cast on around a loop used to start the flower.
Skill level: intermediate
You need to be able to knit in the round on dp and circular needles.
Sizes: 3-6 months, (6-18 months, 1.5-4 years), 4 years-adult S, adult M, adult L
Sample shown is size 4 years - adult S.
Finished brim circumference:
33 (36, 40), 42, 45, 47 cm
13 (141/4,153/4), 161/2,173/4, 181/2 in
22 sts and 30 rows to 10 cm/ 4’’ in stockinette st
DK weight yarn:
150 (150, 200), 250, 250, 300 metres/ 165 (165, 220), 275, 275, 330 yards
You will achieve the best results using wool for adult sizes.
Baby/ toddler sizes can be made with cotton or bamboo yarn or cotton blend / bamboo blend. 100% acrylic is not recommended as the flower might not block well.
You will also need:
4 mm circular needle, 40 cm long for baby/ toddler sizes, 60 cm long for child/ adult ones,
a set of 4 mm dp needles
crochet hook size as needles, and a pen about 8-10 mm in diameter (for casting on)
if you use non-flexible yarn such as cotton/ bamboo: round elastic cord, approx. 1.5 mm across, length = 3 times brim circumference +10 cm (to reinforce the brim)
blunt tipped needle (to thread elastic in brim)