Arts and Crafts Hat by The Knit Cafe Toronto

Arts and Crafts Hat

September 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
219 - 383 yards (200 - 350 m)
newborn, baby, toddler, child-adult small, adult medium, adult large
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This is a choose your own adventure project!
You can choose the style of brim: either a vertically striped fisherman’s rib style, knit double then hemmed, or an easy to knit twisted rib style knit long so it can be flipped up to keep the ears warm.
You can choose how to add on your “Arts And Crafts” text: You can knit it in with fairisle (stranded knitting) techniques, or you can stitch it on after knitting is complete with duplicate stitch.
You can even choose whether your hat says “arts and crafts” or add on your own proclamation.

The inspiration for the Arts And Crafts Hat was the standard sports toque that celebrates team allegiances. Thinking on this ubiquitous hat had us wondering what kind of team we wanted to celebrate - of course it is team Arts And Crafts! We would be so happy if you wanted to join the Arts And Crafts team but if not the Arts And Crafts Hat contains charts for the “arts and crafts” text and also the rest of the alphabet so you can customize your hat with whatever your heart desires.

Knit the hat in sizes newborn to extra large adult, this is an unisex hat designed for everyone! Please have fun with your colours - it calls for at least four colours of fingering weight yarn.

Colour A: 44 (44, 48, 48, 51, 55)m /  48 (48, 52. 52, 56, 60)y
Colour B: 48 (48, 55, 55, 59, 66)m / 52 (52, 60, 60, 64, 72)y
Colour C: 62 (62, 124, 124, 168, 183)m / 68 (68, 136, 136. 184, 200)y 
Colour D: 37 ( 37, 40, 40, 48, 51)m / 40 (40, 44, 44, 52, 56)y
Add extra for pompom: 37m / 40y

This pattern includes diagrams and tutorials for the fisherman’s rib, and hemming the brim. There are also links in the pattern to Knit Café tutorials on pompom making and the duplicate stitch.