Ilex is a simple hat starting with a ribbed brim and continuing on with a lace and cable panel surrounded by cushy garter stitch. The combination of stitch patterns is both relaxing and interesting enough to keep your brain engaged.
1 skein Madelinetosh DK Twist or
approximately 220 yards/200 metres of a DK/Worsted yarn (You will need an additional skein if you want a pom pom for the largest size)
1 16 in (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular needle
1 16 in (40 cm) US 8 (5 mm) circular needle
US 8 (5 mm) DPNs
Optional materials are a cable needle and pom pom maker or pre-made pom pom.
Pink/white pom pom shown on the Madeline Tosh sample is from Achillesoriginalart on Etsy.
Small (Medium, Large)
16 in (18 in, 20 in) 40 cm (45 cm, 50 cm) finished measurements to fit head circumferences of 16-20 in (18-22 in, 20-24 in) 40-50 cm (45-55 cm, 50-60 cm) depending on how tight you like you hat.