Profiterole Hat by Lauren Rad

Profiterole Hat

January 2020
yarn held together
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 19 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch with both yarns held together and larger needles
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 185 yards (146 - 169 m)
One size – will stretch comfortably to fit 22”-23” (56-58.5 cm) head
low vision format available
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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. Many thanks to Gemma Thompson (gemmabelle here on Rav) for her guidance in formatting patterns in a more accessible way.

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Few things cap off a satisfying meal quite like a profiterole. It’s creamy and airy and sometimes drizzled in chocolate, all of which is making me salivate just thinking about it.

This light, fluffy hat is similarly meant to be the perfect topper to your favorite outfit. It has just enough detail to be interesting without being a distraction from the other items you’re wearing, so it can blend well with your existing wardrobe while still being a fun addition.


Finished circumference 18.75” (47.5 cm), 20.5” (52 cm), 22.25” (56.5 cm), 24” (61 cm)

Note: most people like their hats snug, so choose a finished hat size that is slightly smaller than your actual head


Fingering weight yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m), held double with lace-weight silk-mohair yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m); alternatively, DK weight yarn, 180-230 yds (165-210 m),

First sample shown knit in La Bien Aimee DK Merino, 100% Merino wool, 252 yds (230 m) per 4 oz (115 g), colorway Nadia

Second sample shown knit in Eden Cottage Yarn Milburn 4-ply, 85% Bluefaced Leister wool, 15% silk, 218 yds (200 m) per 1.75 oz (50g), colorway Althaea, held double with Eden Cottage Yarn Eldwick Lace, 72% superkid mohair 28% mulberry silk, 459 yds (420 m) per 1.75 oz (50g), colorway Apricot Tulip


4” (10 cm) square = 18 stitches x 19 rows in stockinette after blocking


One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above
One set of needles three sizes smaller than the size used to achieve gauge

Suggested needle sizes: US 8 (5 mm), US 5 (3.75 mm)


One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends


Adventurous beginner to intermediate
Techniques: increases, decreases, knitting in the round