Crown-shy by Ysolda Teague


October 2023
DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stocking stitch in the round
US 6 - 4.0 mm
145 - 380 yards (133 - 347 m)
low vision format available
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Knitworthy 7 Our latest collection of beautiful accessory patterns, perfect to gift. Knitworthy 7 comprises of six patterns and this year includes access to a dedicated community group in the Knitwork!

Crown-shy beanie is currently exclusively available in the Knitworthy 7 collection. The single pattern will be available from mid December 2023.

Pattern accessibility There are two versions of this pattern pdf available. Print (2 column) and low vision.

Crown-shy beanie
With a folded stockinette brim and engaging cable and dip-stitch pattern, Crown-Shy is the perfect beanie for your next adventure!

The Crown-Shy Beanie is a must-have for nature lovers who can’t help but pause to look up all around them. Its intricate braided cables and dip-stitch leaves create a stunning three-dimensional texture, while the multi-layered brim ensures warmth and functionality.

The beanie uses heavy DK or worsted weight yarn. You’ll work from the bottom up, beginning with a provisional cast-on. The folded brim is knit together, followed by a hidden section of ribbing that will keep the hat nice and snug. Shaping is worked into the stitch patterns, bringing them together to form a star at the top of the crown. The pattern includes sizes for the whole family, and the folded brim can easily be substituted for a simple rib to give a different style.

DK/light worsted weight yarn
Wool, acrylic or blends are ideal

Yarn amount required
145[185, 220, 270, 320, 380] yds / 135[170, 200, 250, 290, 345]m.

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Stranded Dyeworks Superwash BFL DK (100% wool, 120 yds / 109m, 50g) in bough

22 sts and 30 rows = 4” / 10cm in stocking stitch

US 6 / 4mm needles.

Scrap yarn, stitch marker, tapestry needle, scissors.

babytoddler, child–adult small, adult medium, adult large, adult x-large
To fit head circumference of approx: 1618, 20, 22, 24, 26” / cm
Finished hat circumference: 12.814.4, 16, 17.6, 19.2, 20.8” / cm
Finished length with brim folded: “ / cm
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Low vision details:

  • The main text is black 24pt sans serif and all text is black on a white background.
  • No italics are used
  • The directions are in written form in LV pdf
  • Images have alt text

Screen readers:
The low vision version is tagged to work with screen reading software and have been tested. Images have alt text. Abbreviations are used in the directions, they are defined but may be read aloud oddly. If this is something you use we’d love your feedback on how we could improve the pattern formatting for screen readers.