Madeleine Hat by Lauren Rad

Madeleine Hat

August 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in Stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
180 - 280 yards (165 - 256 m)
S (M, L) – Finished circumference 17.5” (20”, 22.5”)/ 45 cm (51 cm, 57 cm)
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This pattern includes a second PDF version that is formatted for knitters with low vision. It has black text, size 22 or larger text in a sans serif font, no italics, no columns, and fully-written directions. The chart is still included but is not needed to work the pattern. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) and the Accessible Patterns group for their guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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I’ve been naming my patterns for baked goods for a while, now, but usually the connection between the name and the pattern is a little more obscure. This one is really simple: the columns of cables reminded me of madeleines. That’s it. Now I’m feeling quite hungry, so instead of belaboring the point, I’ll leave you to it. Happy stitching!

S (M, L) – Finished circumference 17.5” (20”, 22.5”)/ 45 cm (51 cm, 57 cm)

A note about sizing: most people prefer their hats to fit snugly. Choose the size that is smaller than your actual head circumference.

Fingering weight yarn, 180 (220, 280) yds; 165 (202, 253) m

Sample shown knit in Moondrake Yarn Co. Soft Fingering, 437 yd/100 gm, single-ply superwash merino wool

4” (10 cm) square = 32 stitches x 40 rows in stockinette (note: much of this hat is knit in seed stitch, so keep that in mind when choosing a size if your gauge loosens up significantly in seed stitch)

One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above

Suggested needle sizes: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Requires cabling, decreases, increases, and knitting in the round