Curt had requested I knit his dad, my father-in-law, a hat for Christmas, which I was quite happy to oblige. I asked Curt what color he was looking for, to which he requested blue, and set off to pull out all the blue yarn from my stash for him to consider (I’m sure you’ve all been there lol!).
He instantly picked out the skein of “That Blue” dyed by Small Fish Yarns. Coincidentally, the dyer is just north of Edmonton in St. Albert, which is local to where Curt grew up. It’s like the stars aligned and this beautiful yarn was meant to be a hat for Phil.
Philip – This hat pattern is worked bottom-up, starting with the brim, followed by the body, and then decreasing for the crown. This hat pattern has multiple sizes as well as both beanie and slouchy versions – so you’ll be able to find the perfect fit regardless of your personal style.
Worked in the round, Philip contains written directions and charts. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method or DPNs (depending on your knitting preference).
Child/teen [Adult, Large Adult] 20 [22, 24]” / 51 [56, 61] cm
18 [20, 22]” / 45.5 [51, 56] cm brim circumference– intended to be worn with 1-2” / 2.5-5 cm of negative ease. Curt has a head circumference of 22” / 56 cm, shown wearing the beanie in the adult size.
US6 (4 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needles, or one size smaller than needles used for gauge US7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge Four US7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles (DPNS), or size required to obtain gauge (Optional)
Small Fish Yarns – Worsted 100% Superwash Merino 186 yds (170 m) / 3.5 oz (100 g) Color: That Blue!
19 stitches by 31 rounds in the pattern stitch with larger needles = 4” / 10 cm, after blocking. Gauge is crucial in obtaining the correct fit. Changes in gauge will result in a size difference for your finished hat.
Low-Visibility & Screen-Reader Formats
A low-visibility and a screen-reader accessible version of this pattern are available. The low-visibility format is 24pt print in Arial, black font, no italics, and contains written directions (there are no charts to work from). The screen reader format has all the items mentioned above, contains no abbreviations, and accessibility was checked by read-aloud function on both a Windows PC and Android device.
rhyFlower Knits patterns are available in print via our wholesale distributor Deep South Fibers.