This hat begins with a provisional cast on, then a folded brim is worked in a K2, P2 Ribbing. Once the ribbing is complete, the provisional cast on is unpicked and placed on a spare circular needle and the stitches are joined to created a folded brim. While I found it easy to place the provisionally cast-on stitches onto my larger needle, you may find it necessary to transfer the stitches to a 2nd smaller needle if the stitches are too small to fit comfortably on the larger needle.
After the brim is complete, the body of the hat is worked in a graphic stranded colorwork pattern from a chart. The chart is worked 4 times around. Decreases shape the crown and a pom pom completes the look.
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Kate Gagnon Osborn
Kelbourne Woolens Andorra: ink black 005 (MC) and snow white 105 (CC), 1 skein each.
26 sts + 28 rnds = 4″” (10 cm) in stranded colorwork on larger ndls, after blocking.
1 – 16″” (40 cm) US 1 (2.25 mm) circular.
1 – 16″” (40 cm) US 3 (3.25 mm) circular.
1 – set US 3 (3.25 mm) DPNs.
Check your gauge and adjust needle size(s) accordingly if necessary.
Darning needle, stitch marker, Kelbourne Woolens label, sewing thread, sharp sewing needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast on.
18.5″” (47 cm) circumference, unstretched, 10.5″” (26.5 cm) height, after brim is folded.
Provisional cast on, stranded colorwork from charts.