Phoenix Hat by Sally-Jane Cameron

Phoenix Hat

August 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
175 - 350 yards (160 - 320 m)
Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium and Adult Large
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100% of the proceeds from this pattern go to supporting the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns Unit. If you have received this pattern as a gift please consider paying it forward and gifting it to another person.

Thank you to everyone who has purchased the pattern for themselves and as a gift.

Money Raised to date:
March 2016 - $900
August 2020 - $1 220

Update 2020 - we don’t live in South Africa any more but all money raised from this hat still goes to the Red Cross Children’s Hospital

The Story
Phoenix hat came about after my daughter Rachel did a charity collection for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital Burns unit. Very kind knitters from all around the world donated knitted hats, washcloths and money to help us support this unit. We would like to carry on supporting them and instead of asking for money we thought that a pattern that made money we could use was a good idea.

The name phoenix was chosen as this is the name the Doctor of the unit uses for her education charity for the kids. In mythology the phoenix is reborn from the ashes. We hope to support these children and families in a small way so that they too can emerge on the other side and survive. We hope that you will enjoy the hat and share the pattern with others. There is a size for the whole family.

Thank you to Clare Devine my Tech Editor who donated her time for this pattern and the amazing test knitters who helped: rgoriginals, Wooldiaries, momyof8, Tessypoo, craftyknitter7, cruiz487, marthajane73, krimpvarkiez, tinasSeptember, Grammieknitterbug.

Difficulty Level: Beginner
The mock rib looks great but is very easy to knit and no cable needle is required.

Skills Needed:
German Twisted cast on, knit, purl, yo, slip stitch, decrease, knitting in the round.

This simple beanie knitted from the bottom up with a generous mock cable rib, which leads into the stocking stitch section, the mock cable rib continues into a triangle on the one side of the hat. The top crown decrease makes a visually interesting 6 pointed star.

Needles 2.75mm/US 2 circular needles at least 80 cm/32” long
or size required to obtain gauge
Or DPNs in the correct sizes, if you prefer.

100g Fingering weight/sock weight superwash
I used Ginger Twist Studios, Sheepish Sock, 365m ( 400y) per100g
Je Suis Prest colourway
80% Superwash BFL 20% Nylon

How much you use depends on how slouchy you make your hat, not all sock yarns have the same yardage per 100g as some are thicker than others so this also affects the yardage you will need and the end size.

Finished hat includes negative ease
Toddler (Child, Adult small, Medium, Adult Large), to fit 41 (46, 51, 57, 61) cm/16 (18, 20, 22, 24)”

Stocking stitch with 2.75mm needles: 30 stitches and 37 rows over 10cm/4” blocked