Storyteller Hat by Lindsey Faciane

Storyteller Hat

June 2018
Darn Good Yarn worsted weight merino
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 40 rows = 4 inches
in mock honeycomb stitch
US 8 - 5.0 mm
160 - 180 yards (146 - 165 m)
One size fits all
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My journey as a maker has been full of twists and turns, ups and downs, wins and losses, smiles and tears. One thing that has stayed consistent over the years though, is that this endeavor is mine. Lately I’ve been seeing more and more creatives try to squeeze themselves into a mold for the sake of getting noticed, and it always makes me a little sad. I believe that knitting is a special and beautiful art form, and that true art is always a reflection of the artist in one way or another. This design, the Storyteller Hat, is a celebration of all of us makers, because we each have a unique perspective to pour into our art and into our world. Everything you create tells a story, so make it your story.

This design features a beautiful, unique texture that looks much more complicated than it is and an unparalleled squish factor! It has a slightly slouchy fit that looks good on men and women alike and is great to wear for a casual lunch date, a hiking trip into the snowy mountains, or an exciting night out on the town! I like to top the Storyteller Hats I make with a faux fur pom pom, but this beanie looks great without them too, if that’s more your style. With the help of my photo tutorials, an advanced beginner should be able to complete this project with ease.



Measures approx. 19” around at the brim x 8.75” tall.


20 st x 40 rounds = 4” in mock honeycomb stitch.

You may sell whatever you make using this pattern, but please reference The Chesapeake Needle as the sole owner of the pattern and include a link to the pattern’s Ravelry page. You may not claim ownership of this pattern; you may not use my photos and/or instructions for any purpose other than to create this item yourself; and you may not share, sell, or distribute my pattern in any way. No printing, screenshots, or copy / paste. If you have any questions regarding the use of this pattern, feel free to email me at Copyright June 2018, all rights reserved.

My friend Ethan from Refracted Light Knits wrote a beautiful free knitting pattern for a Storyteller Cowl, inspired by this design.

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