Windy Shores Hat by Snickerdoodle Knits

Windy Shores Hat

December 2020
Super Bulky (5-6 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch in the round with larger needle
7.5 mm
US 11 - 8.0 mm
55 - 95 yards (50 - 87 m)
(Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
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The Windy Shores Hat is one of two patterns in the “Next Door Neighbors” Collection, a collection of super bulky weight patterns inspired by my home state’s neighbors in Canada.

10% of pattern sale profits Dec 8, 2020 - Jan 8, 2021 will go to Hands Up Canada​ to help the homeless in Canada.

Main Features

  • fun, quick knit (great for gifts) using a purl texture to create a wave motif

  • includes instructions for the plain hat and the messy bun version

  • includes 5 sizes from child to large adult

  • worked in the round using super bulky yarn

  • includes linked video tutorials for the techniques used within the pattern

  • includes written and charted instructions that have been test knit and professionally tech edited

  • includes a blog post with alternate yarn and color recommendations

Super cozy and quick to knit, the Windy Shores Hat makes for a wonderful gift knit. The pattern includes the option to make a plain beanie style or a messy bun version. Its wave texture makes it a fun, engaging knit.

Windy Shores was inspired by the cold, windy shores of the Canadian coasts. The hat is comprised of an easy-to-memorize and fun-to-knit texture that represents the waves hitting the shores and splashing cold water on passersby.

The pattern is worked brim up in the round and includes instructions for lengthening the hat for a slouchier style if desired. Learn more about the design inspiration, knitting experience, and wearing experience here.

The pattern includes one PDF file with both the written and charted instructions, but the instructions are kept separate, so you can print only what you’ll need!

(Child, Teen) (Small Adult, Medium Adult, Large Adult)
Fits Head Circumference: (20, 21) (22, 23, 24) in / (51, 53.5) (56, 58.5, 61) cm
Hat Circumference: (17.5, 19) (20.5, 22, 23.5) in / (44.5, 48) (52, 55.5, 59) cm
Hat Height: (7.5, 8) (8.5, 9, 9.5) in / (19, 20.5) (21.5, 23, 24) cm

Messy bun style hat is 0.5 in / 1.5 cm shorter than the plain style. Dimensions are given for the plain hat style

The samples shown are the small adult size. This pattern is designed to include (2.5, 2) (1.5, 1, 1) in / (6.5, 5.5, 4, 3, 2) cm negative ease in the circumference.

(56, 66) (72, 82, 92) yds / (53, 60) (66, 75, 84) m; (95, 108) (119, 135, 150) grams Super Bulky weight yarn

Designed using Flock Fibre Studio Think Big! super bulky weight yarn, shown in Blueberry Girl (the beanie style sample) and Winter Lights (the messy bun beanie style).

This design was created as a collaboration with Flock Fibre Studio. If you have the means, I highly recommend checking out her amazing colorway options! Find color recommendations and alternate yarn suggestions here.

11 stitches, 16 rounds = 4” / 10 cm stockinette stitch with larger needle size

7.5 mm (US size 10.5), or one size smaller than size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long
8.0 mm (US size 11), or size needed to obtain gauge, circular needles, minimum 16 in / 40 cm long; double pointed needles optional for decreases
Darning needle
5 Stitch markers, optional

The techniques used in the Windy Shores Hat pattern are simplistic: knitting and purling in the round with some decreases. This is a great pattern for an adventurous beginner knitter who is wanting to learn how to work a hat in the round.

All of my patterns include clear, step-by-step instructions and linked video technique tutorials that walk you through the pattern with confidence. I am also available for pattern support if you have questions.

I would like to extend a huge thank you to all of my test knitters and my tech editor for this pattern, Jekaterina Dmitrijeva.

Please do not copy, share, or distribute this pattern, as this pattern design is property of Snickerdoodle Knits. You are welcome to sell the knits that you make using this pattern, but I do ask that you provide credit to Snickerdoodle Knits for the pattern and that you link my pattern on Ravelry when you are selling online. Thank you so much for understanding and for your support!

I am happy to help with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding the pattern. My contact information is included in the pattern.

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