Knitted from the top of the crown down, Ginger is a 1920s-inspired cloche with an asymmetrical brim, knitted with worsted weight yarn at a tighter-than-recommended gauge for a firm fabric that will keep its shape without the extra step of felting. Choose a contrast brim color for an extra pop of color!
Errata: a kfb increase was omitted from the directions for round 7 of the brim. PDF version 1.3 corrects this error.
baby (toddler, child/tween, teen/adult small, adult large)
16.75 (18.25, 19.75, 21.3, 22.85) inches
21 sts and 28 rnds equal 4 inches in st st with larger needles
Malabrigo Yarns Rios
(100% Superwash Merino, 210 yards per 100 grams)
2-color version: MC—1 skein Piedras, CC—1 skein Sunset
1-color version: 1 skein Teal Feather
US #5, set of 5 DPNs or long circular for magic loop
US #5, 16-inch circular
Spare DPN for i-cord (if using magic loop)
US #3, 16-inch circular
Or sizes needed to obtain gauge
Choose a size that is as close to your actual head circumference as possible. Unlike many hats, Ginger works best with a small amount of positive ease. Shown in Adult Large on a 22.5-inch head and Adult Small on a 21-inch head.
Knitting in the round, increasing, short rows, i-cord bind-off.
Ginger is part of the Malabrigo Quickies program. Thanks to Malabrigo for providing yarn for this pattern, and especially thanks to Alex Tinsley for her support.
Thanks to Joeli Caparco for technical editing and to my top secret test knitters, Sarah and Cathy, for their excellent feedback. And thanks to Leah for photos and for modeling the single color version!