Punk Rock Princess Hat by Belinda Barbagallo

Punk Rock Princess Hat

Knitting
October 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Beaded stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
200 - 300 yards (183 - 274 m)
Teen/Women's Small, Women's Large
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If you love sparkle this is the hat for you! The Punk Rock Princess Hat layers the glitz by combining a fingering weight yarn with glass beads to bring a simple, symmetrical pattern to life. It is the perfect hat for when you want to add a little twinkle to dreary winter days. The weight of the glass beads gives the hat an elegant drape without making it heavy to wear. A straightforward construction consisting of knitting in the round, basic decreases and beading is suitable for adventurous beginners or relaxing for experienced knitters. No experience knitting with beads is necessary, I have included a link to my favorite beading tutorial to make it simple. You will be a beading expert by the time you finish this hat!

Pattern Sizes:
1 (Teen/Women’s Small):To Fit 19-21” (48-53cm)
2 (Women’s Large): To Fit 22-24” (56-61cm)

Sizing Notes: This pattern can easily be adjusted to fit any desired circumference. Instructions are included in the pattern

Suggested Yarn:
Tosh Merino Light + Glitter
Colorway: Onyx
90% Superwash Merino Wool, 8% Acrylic, 2% Stellina
420yds/384m per 100g
When made to pattern in the suggested yarn this pattern only uses about 60g of yarn, making it perfect for using up leftovers!

Gauge
32 stitches and 38 rows to 4”/10cm in beaded stockinette

Suggested Needles:
Ribbing: US2 (2.75mm) 16” circular

Body: US4 (3.5mm) 16” circular for hat body and 32” circular for magic loop or DPNs for crown decreases

Additional Materials:
Size 0/6 glass beads (476 )
A US10/1.30mm crochet hook

Construction Notes:
This hat is knit from brim to crown in the round. It begins with 2” (5cm) of twisted rib for a neat looking brim that will keep the hat in place. The body of the hat is heavily beaded stockinette stitch in a pattern reminiscent to the tiles on a mirror ball/disco ball. The crown is shaped with straight forward, widely distributed decreases that fit within the beaded repeat to continue the beaded pattern all the way to through the crown. The crown shaping adds a series of beaded circles to finish off the hat. The pattern is both written and charted.