Bright Ideas Hat by Leah Oakley

Bright Ideas Hat

January 2020
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch
in stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
135 - 145 yards (123 - 133 m)
one size
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This worsted weight hat offers the ability to style it two different ways - fitted with a folded brim or as a trendy, slouchy beanie. This hat is so super soft and you’ll want to make them in all the colors!
This pattern has been test knit.

Skill Required
Knit, purl
Knit in round

Skill Building
Tubular cast on
Knitting a project with two colors
Knitting in round

Gauge - Using larger needles
~5 STS/inch in stockinette; ~6 rows/inch

Sizes/Finished Measurements (one side, lying flat)
~9” lying flat, unstretched (measuring one side)


Worsted weight wool/alpaca blend yarn
Color 1 (C1) ~50 yards
Color 2 (C2) ~90 yards

Ribbing—US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16” circular or DPN needle(s)
Hat body—Two US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, DPNs or needle style of choice); note - use needle size to obtain gauge
Tapestry/chibi needle
Stitch marker—to mark end of round
Optional - Pom Pom

About the Model
C1 = Big Bad Wool Weepaca in Mustard colorway
C2 = Big Bad Wool Weepaca in Skunky color way

A few tubular cast on tutorials to choose from (pick the one that is easiest for you to understand/do):