Barents Hat by Sarah Devantier

Barents Hat

by Sarah Devantier
December 2017
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
12 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette Stitch
US 11 - 8.0 mm
120 yards (110 m)
Finished measurements 21” (53.5 cm) circumference and 9” (23 cm) brim to crown. To fit head circumference 21 - 24” (53.5 - 61 cm)
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The Barents Hat was inspired by the matching Barents Cowl. The cowl came first, and I was so in love with the pattern stitch, I wanted to create a hat using the same design.

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Great for adventurous beginners and experienced knitters alike, this hat knits up quickly and looks more complicated than it really is - perfect for last minute gift knitting!

Despite its lacy appearance, this hat will keep you warm through the winter thanks to the merino and alpaca fibre content of the yarn. The silk just adds to its luxurious softness.
The stitch pattern of the hat evokes thoughts of waves and icy seas. I barely blocked this hat so that the rumpled texture remains.

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Finished measurements 21” (53.5 cm) circumference and 9” (23 cm) brim to crown.
To fit head circumference 21 - 24” (53.5 - 61 cm)

Yarns Used:

The Fibre Co. Tundra (Bulky, 60% baby alpaca, 30% Merino wool, 10% silk, 109m/120yds per 100g hank), 1 skein in Barents Sea (MC), and 1 skein in Blue Lagoon (CC).

  • MC: 96 yards / 88 meters
  • CC: 24 yards / 22 meters


  • US size 11 (8 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Double Pointed Needles or longer circular needles in the same size for crown decreases.

Other Notions:
10 Stitch markers (1 should be distinct to indicate BOR)
Tapestry needle

12 stitches and 18 rows per 4 inch (10 cm) in stockinette stitch, knit flat.
Approximately 14 sts and 17 rows per 4 inches (10 cm) in pattern stitch, knit in the round and lightly blocked.

This pattern has been tech edited and test knit for errors and clarity.

Pattern includes both charted and written instructions.