Ballard is worked in the round from the bottom up. Once the brim is complete, increased are worked and the body of the hat is worked in stranded colorwork from a chart. You will work the 8 stitch repeat 14 times around.

Integrated decreases shape the crown. Change to double pointed needles when the circumference of the hat is to small to fit on the circular needle.

An alternate chart is provided if the colors you choose to use do not match those as given in the pattern.

Available as a PDF download.

Kate Gagnon Osborn

Kelbourne Woolens Scout: navy heather 412 (MC) and natural 105 (CC), 1 skein each.
22 sts + 27 rnds = 4″ (10 cm) in Ballard chart on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – 16″ (40 cm) US 4 (3.5 mm) circular.
1 – 16″ (40 cm) US 6 (4 mm) circular.
1 – set US 6 (4 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Stitch marker, darning needle, 2″ white faux fur pom pom.
20.25″ (51.5 cm) circumference.
10.25″ (26 cm) length.
Stranded colorwork from charts.

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  • For a tutorial on working cables from charts, visit our Charts Series here.
  • For a tutorial on working from the alternate colorway chart, visit our tips and tricks here.

Photography by Linette Kielinski

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