Fronds by Susanna IC


November 2022
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 37.5 rows = 4 inches
in Fronds Lace
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
200 yards (183 m)
Hat body circumference: 18”/45 cm; Height: 10”/25 cm
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Fronds is a slouchy hat inspired by the beautiful lines of new, unfurling fern leaves. The hat features a small-scale winding lace pattern, which is created with basic stitches and anchored with simple 1x1 ribbing.

When fully blocked, the yarn overs in the lace pattern underline the meandering quality of the stitches. For a different look, the lace can also be left unblocked, which will give the fabric even more texture.

Miss Babs Yowza Mini
100% Superwash Merino Wool; 200 yd/2.8 oz (182 m/80 g) skeins
1 skein, shown in Green Eyed Monster

Or approximately 200 yards/182 meters of DK weight yarn.

One Size

Finished Measurements
Hat body circumference: 18”/45 cm relaxed (up to 24”/60 cm stretched)
Height: 10”/25 cm


  • US 6 (4.0 mm) circular needle, 16”/40cm long, or size to obtain lace gauge
  • US 6 (4.0 mm) double-pointed needles or preferred method for knitting small circumferences in the round, or size to obtain lace gauge
  • US 5 (3.75 mm) circular needle, 16”/40cm long, or one size smaller than needle used to obtain lace gauge

Blocked: 24 stitches and 37.5 rounds = 4”/10 cm square in charted Fronds Lace pattern on larger needle.


  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle

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