Rose Needs a Hat by Jessica Cook

Rose Needs a Hat

July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
23.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 6 - 4.0 mm
88 - 175 yards (80 - 160 m)
Toddler (Child, Teen, Adult S, Adult L)
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Rose Tyler has an ever-changing wardrobe as well as a range of hairstyles, so I figured it was time someone gave her a hat that could change with her. This hat is a slouchy style, able to be worn back on your head or pulled down over your ears. It features a Shadow Rib (in honor of the Shadow Proclamation) and a diamond lace panel that reminds me of Rose’s journeys in and out of dimensions, following the Bad Wolf trail back to her Doctor. This hat looks great on women of all ages and is sized accordingly from child to adult.

Size Range:
Toddler (17.5 in circ/6.5 in. tall)
Child (20 in. circ/7.5 in. tall)
Teen (21 in. circ/8.5 in. tall)
Adult Small (22 in. circ/9 in. tall)
Adult Large (24 in. circ/9.5 in. tall)

Shown modeled in Adult S (solid purple) and Adult L (variegated red/white/blue/pink)

I am calling this an Advanced Beginner to Intermediate level pattern. You will need to have the following skills in order to knit this hat (or be willing to learn them as you knit):

  • Knitting in the round
  • Knit, purl through the back loop, skp (slip, knit, psso), make ruched stitches, k2tog