Hustle and Bustle Hat by Snickerdoodle Knits

Hustle and Bustle Hat

November 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch worked in the round
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
94 - 138 yards (86 - 126 m)
(Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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Hustle and Bustle Hat

The Hustle and Bustle Hat is one of four patterns in the “A New Home” Collection, a collection of fingering weight patterns inspired by my new home: North Carolina.

10% of pattern sale profits Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2020 will go to NC Coalition to End Homelessness​ to help the homeless in North Carolina.

Main Features

  • fun “random” purl texture creating dashes going to and fro, representing what might appear as chaos within a city

  • simple, fun, and engaging to knit

  • makes for a great knit with “busy” hand dyed yarn that you want to showcase without the design taking away from the yarn -- but also with a design more interesting than plain stockinette or garter

  • worked in the round bottom up using fingering weight yarn

  • includes 5 sizes from child to large adult + instructions to adjust the hat height

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Fun, simple, and the perfect pattern for your “busy” hand dyed yarns. Hustle and Bustle is inspired by the “random chaos” of the city, of people running to and fro. It features a fun, “random” (but repeated) purled texture. The purls create diagonal lines dashing in different directions that add interest to your simple knit but allow the yarn to be the true star of the knit.

Love fun, busy (speckled or variegated) hand dyed yarns but hate knitting in plain stockinette? This hat pattern is for you!

This pattern is worked bottom up and includes instructions for lengthening the hat if you prefer a slouchier style. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here. The gauge used for the hat is relatively loose, making for a lightweight fabric ideal for transitional weather.

The pattern includes one PDF with both the written and charted instructions, but the instructions are separated so you can print only what you need.

(Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Fits Head Circumference: (20, 21) (22, 23, 24) in / (51, 53.5) (56, 58.5, 61) cm
Hat Circumference: (18, 19) (20, 21, 22) in / (45.5, 48) (50, 52.5, 54.5) cm
Hat Height: (7.5, 8) (8.5, 8.5, 9) in / (19, 20) (21, 22, 23) cm

This pattern is designed to include 9% negative ease (about 2 in / 5 cm). The sample shown in the photos of this pattern is the small adult size.

(94, 102) (115, 124, 138) yds / (86, 93) (105, 113, 126) m; (22, 23) (26, 28, 32) grams fingering weight yarn

Designed using Livin Vivid Yarn MCN Fingering in Trance.

This design was created as a collaboration with Livin Vivid Yarn. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out their amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

22 stitches, 28 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm stockinette stitch with larger needle size

3.75 mm (US size 5), or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long
4.0 mm (US size 6), or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long; double pointed needles optional for decreases
Darning needle
8 removable stitch markers, optional

The techniques used in this pattern are simplistic: knits and purls in the round with just one type of decrease. This is a perfect project for a beginner knitter who is confident with working flat and is interested in learning how to work in the round, and specifically how to knit a hat.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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