Sword Fern Hat
This hat was inspired by the beautiful Sword Ferns that carpet the forest floors in BC. I love the way their sweeping fronds dip low to the ground and the geometric way they branch out. Coupled with a small leaf motif this hat speaks of home.
22 sts per 4” / 10 cm in stockinette on larger needles after blocking
24 sts per 4” / 10 cm in Fern Lace on larger needles after blocking
Leaf lace panel is 2” across after blocking
To save time and ensure accurate sizing, check gauge.
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small/Medium, Large)
Finished circumference at brim: 16 (18, 20, 21, 23) inches / 40 (45, 50, 55, 58) cm
Finished height: 6 ¾ (8 ½, 10, 12 ½, 13) inches / 17 (21.5, 25, 31, 33) cm from brim to crown
Shown in Toddler and Adult Small/Medium
Knitting in the round, knitting on DPN’s, lace, picking up sts.
This hat is constructed by first knitting the leaf lace, then picking up stitches for the ribbed brim, then picking up stitches for the crown.