Philip by Melinda Measor


December 2021
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Pattern Stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
119 - 158 yards (109 - 144 m)
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Fulfilling Curt’s Christmas wish for his dad, I eagerly delved into my yarn stash, presenting him with a spectrum of blues to choose from. Amidst the hues, he gravitated toward a skein named “That Blue” from SmallFishYarns, a local dyer just north of Edmonton, echoing Curt’s hometown roots in St. Albert. Serendipity struck as if the cosmos conspired for this perfect match. Crafting a hat for Phil with this exquisite yarn is more than a gift; it’s a tale woven with familial ties and the essence of home. Join the narrative—gift a piece of heartfelt craftsmanship that transcends mere warmth.

Worked from the bottom up, this versatile hat pattern allows you to craft a perfectly fitting hat seamlessly in the round. The construction involves starting with the brim, progressing to the body, and culminating with shaping the crown. As you approach the final stages of the crown, you’ll need to switch from using 16” / 40 cm circular needles to either the magic loop method or double-pointed needles, depending on your preference for tackling smaller circumferences.


Child/Teen (Adult, Large Adult)
20 (22, 24)” / 51 (56, 61) cm

17 (19.5, 21.75)” / 43 (49.5, 55) cm circumference — select a size from the finished measurements that is 1-3” / 2.5-7.5 cm smaller than your head circumference. This hat is worn with negative ease. 7.5 (8.5, 9.75)” / 19 (21.5, 25) cm in length.

The model has a head circumference of 22” / 56 cm, shown wearing the adult size.

Tapestry needle, scissors, cable needle, stitch marker (1), pompom (optional)

Brim: US6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used for gauge
Body: US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or the size required to get gauge
Crown: Same needle size as the body using preferred needles for a small circumference (magic loop or double-pointed needles)

90 (120, 160) yds / 82 (110, 146) m worsted weight yarn

Small Fish Yarns – Worsted
100% Superwash Merino
210 yds (192 m) / 4 oz (115 g)
Colour: That Blue!

22 stitches by 32 rounds in pattern motif (body of hat) on larger needles = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will cause a size difference for both your finished hat and the yardage requirements for your project.

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Jerrah Robbins provided professional tech editing for this pattern.