Grasshopper Hat by Thea Colman

Grasshopper Hat

April 2020
2 repeats = 4 inches
in Seger, see notes below for full aran vs worsted weight information
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
195 - 215 yards (178 - 197 m)
(18-24)”/(45.75-61)cm around head in Seger, (15-20)”/(38-50.75)cm around head in Stapleton. See more detailed notes below.
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Pattern is written for BOTH an aran weight version and a worsted weight version, so see notes below on sizing and yardage for each

I don’t know about you guys, but what I need right now is a quick, simple knit with some super satisfying results.

Engaging enough to keep my mind and fingers occupied, but simple enough that I can follow along with a house full of distractions. This did the trick. And once I knit the first hat, my fingers wanted me to cast on for the second!

Both versions are written for the same stitch counts, but they vary in gauge, yardage and details - so read below and choose which might suit you best. (And maybe set aside yarn for the second one to begin with, because you may need that second hit too!)

Squishy yarn and gorgeous colors are featured here, written as either a fitted beanie with a folded brim or a more slouchy hat with a straight brim. In both, a simple ribbed cable creates a densely crossed fabric that really pops beautifully in BOTH the new aran-weight Seger and the new worsted-weight Stapleton yarn from Dapper Dye Works.

Hat stretches about 1-2”/2.5-5cm when worn, so if between sizes, I suggest choosing the smaller one.

Seger / aran-weight version

18(20,22,24)”/45.75(50.75,56,61)cm around head. 10.5(11.5,11.5,11.5)”/26.5(29.25,29.25,29.25)cm from cast-on to center of crown, With brim folded, 9-,9.5”/22.75-24.25cm.

Brim Color: 60(80,90)yds/55(75,85)meters.
Body Color: 135(150,165)yds/125(140,150)meters.
My large pom used an additional 70yds/65m of yarn.
Shown in Livin on the Wedge/Grass is Always Greener

Brim worked in ribbing on US#6/4mm needles: 24sts/28 rounds per 4”/10cm. Body of hat worked in cable motif on US#8/5mm needles: 24sts/26 rounds in 4”/10cm.

Stapleton / worsted-weight version

15(16.5,18.25,20)”/38(42,46.5,50.75)cm around head. 7.5(7.5,9,9)”/19(19,22.75,22.75)cm from cast-on to center of crown.

If adding pom or folded brim, adjust yardage.

Brim worked in ribbing on US#5/3.75mm needles: 29 sts/30 rounds per 4”/10cm. Body of hat worked in cable motif on US#7/4.5mm needles: 29 sts/31 rounds per 4”/10cm.