- yarn in the weight of your choice: approx 200-275, 150-200, 100-120 yards / 185-250, 135-185, 90-110 meters total in sport, worsted, bulky weight; one solid/semi-solid colorway, or two or more different colors (at least one being a solid)
- needles sized to match your yarn, a circular needle 32”/80cm or longer; optional 16”/40cm circular needle and/or double pointed needles (dpns)
- a crochet hook and scrap yarn (for the provisional cast-on)
- 2 extra needles (dpns work well) the same size or 1-2 sizes different (for the 3-needle bind-off)
- a stitch marker
- a cable needle (or work cables without one)
Any weight from sport to aran will work for a range of sizes; bulky weight can be used to make a large size hat. Sport weight is the lightest you can use for an adult sized hat; fingering weight is not recommended unless you’re making a baby hat.
The three samples are in: Sincere Sheep Cormo Sport (Hathor’s Gem, 100% cormo wool, sport weight) for one-color sample; Quince & Co Owl (Chamomile, 50% wool, 50% alpaca, worsted weight) and Knitted Wit Worsted Super Wash Merino (Snowy Cedar, 100% merino wool, worsted weight) for two-color sample; Universal Yarn Deluxe Chunky (Azure Heather, Slate, Gold, 100% wool, bulky weight) for three-color sample.
This pattern is for any gauge; you’ll test the size as you knit, so there’s no need to make a gauge swatch or to ever measure your gauge. Work at a medium/ standard gauge for your yarn, not especially loose.
The circumference is determined by when the brim is stopped and joined around, so you can size yours as you knit by trying the brim on around your head. You’ll choose when to begin the crown to get the height you want.
The pattern includes details on both circumference and height, and adjusting the brim height.
This hat can be made in a single color, or with multiple colors, for different looks. If using a single color, choose a solid or semi- solid colorway which will let the stitch pattern show well.
The pattern is written for a brim color, a main color, and a contrasting color. If you’re using two colors throughout, your brim can be the same as either main or contrasting, your choice. It depends on gauge, size, etc, but very approximate yardage estimates for the three colors are: 20% brim, 45% main, 35% contrasting.
The stitch pattern is written and charted.
This pattern is currently only available as part of the VIP club 2016 hat pattern collection; it will be made available for sale individually one year after its initial release date, in August 2017.