Beanstalk Hat by Amy van de Laar

Beanstalk Hat

May 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in lace pattern
US 4 - 3.5 mm
157 - 248 yards (144 - 227 m)
Two sizes, to fit 18-20 (21–23)”/46-51 (53.5-58.5)cm head circumference
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In textured lace borrowed from my Beanstalk Shawl, columns of gracefully-curved leaves grow from the Beanstalk Hat’s twisted-rib brim to its star-shaped crown. In addition to two size options, three distinct styles are included in this pattern for you to choose between: the ‘Spring’ version, featuring a single lace panel, ‘Summer’, featuring all-over lace repeats, and as a bonus, ‘Winter’ in plain twisted ribbing.

Skills & Techniques
The Long Tail Cast On (optional), working a small circumference in the round, and working lace stitches and twisted decreases.

Materials Needed
1 skein of Knitcraft & Knittery Fingering Weight Merino (100% sustainable Australian merino; 437yds/400m per 100g skein), or 157 (248)yds/143.5 (227)m of fingering-weight yarn.

Sample colourways: ‘Missy Z’ (Spring - S), ‘Sandilocks’ (Summer - L), and ‘Silver Fox’ (Winter - L).

You will also need 1 end-of-round stitch marker, 4 (5) additional markers, and a needle for weaving in the ends.

Finished Measurements
Relaxed after blocking, unstretched: 14 (16)”/35.5 (41)cm brim circumference, and 8 (9)”/20.5 (23)cm length from cast-on to crown.

To fit 18-20 (21–23)”/46-51 (53.5-58.5)cm head circumference. To adjust the length, add or omit repeats of the Beanstalk Pattern or ribbing.

The larger samples are shown on my 22”/50.5cm head.

Charts and written instructions are both provided in full.

Read more about the Beanstalk Hat and its inspiration on my blog:
New pattern: Beanstalk Hat

How to work twisted decreases
How I block my hats