Seeds by Jared Flood


August 2016
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
25 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in pattern from Seeds Colorwork Chart with Size A needle(s), after blocking
US 5 - 3.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
245 - 300 yards (224 - 274 m)
Small (Medium, Large) to fit head circumferences 19-21 (20-22, 21-23)" [48.5-53.5 (51-56, 53.5-58.5) cm]
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This hat was conceived as the gentlest possible introduction to stranded colorwork. Only six rounds (eight rounds, if you choose the largest of the three sizes) require the use of two colors, and these rounds alternate colors on every stitch to take the guesswork out of tensioning correctly. The color combinations you can create from the Loft palette are practically endless: choose a light, a medium or bright, and a dark value and you’re off to the races. Further customize your Seeds Hat by selecting your preferred ribbing pattern for a stretchy edging.

This pattern was published as part of Jared Flood’s first print book, WOOLENS. You can purchase all patterns in this collection as an ebook at


The hat is worked in the round from the brim to the crown.


Fingering weight wool yarn in the following approximate amounts:
150 (165, 180) yards Color 1 (C1)
65 (70, 80) yards Color 2 (C2)
30 (35, 40) yards Color 3 (C3)
A pom-pom will require approximately 65 yards extra.


Brooklyn Tweed Loft (100% American Targhee-Columbia wool; 275 yards/50g)
1 skein each of C1, C2 & C3


Brooklyn Tweed Peerie (100% American Merino Wool; 210 yards/50 grams)
1 skein each of C1, C2 & C3

Photographed in the following Loft colorways:

  • Sample I: Nest (C1), Long Johns (C2), & Fossil (C3)
  • Sample II: Fossil (C1), Postcard (C2), & Sweatshirt (C3)
  • Sample III: Truffle Hunt (C1), Old World (C2), & Faded Quilt (C3)
  • Sample IV: Soot (C1), Hayloft (C2), & Woodsmoke (C3)


25 stitches & 35 rounds = 4” in Seeds Colorwork Chart pattern with Size A needle(s), after blocking


Size A (for Main Fabric)
One 16″ circular needle and one set of double-pointed needles (DPNs) in size needed to obtain gauge listed
Suggested Size: 3¾ mm (US 5)

Size B (for Ribbing)
One 16” circular needle, two sizes smaller than Size A
Suggested Size: 3¼ mm (US 3)

Size C (optional; for Tubular Cast On only)
One 16″ circular needle, one size smaller than Size B
Suggested Size: 3 mm (US 2)

32” circular needle can be used instead of 16” circular and DPNs if using the Magic Loop method for working small circumferences in the round.

Note: If you have adjusted the needle size to obtain the correct gauge, it may or may not be necessary to make a matching adjustment to the need size used for Tubular Cast On due to variance in individual work. You may wish to test your chosen cast-on method on your swatch.

Finished Dimensions

Small (Medium, Large) to fit head circumferences 19-21 (20-22, 21-23)“ / 48.5-53.5 (51-56, 53.5-58.5) cm
20¼ (21, 22)” / 51.5 (53.5, 56) cm circumference; 8 (8½, 9)“ / 20.5 (21.5, 23) cm length

Tutorials for all special techniques listed below are included in the pattern:
Tubular Cast On for either 1x1 or 2x2 Ribbing (Circular knitting, multiple of 4 stitches)
Speed-Swatching for Circular Knitting
Color Dominance

Skill Level

2 out of 5

Please note, the stitch patterns in this hat are charted only.