My neighbor, Alberto, is just the cutest! I had a knock at the door, and there he was with a sad look on his face. His hat that he brought over with him when he moved to Canada from Columbia had gotten snagged and torn apart. Since he’s always chatting with Curt and noticing all his lovely hats, he thought I would be the best person for his quest for a new hat.
With this request, I let him pick out the colorway he would like me to use. He chose this stunning Cursed colorway from Tiny Human Knits. I got cracking on a design right away, so he doesn’t have to go too long without a nice warm handknit hat.
Worked in the round, Alberto contains written directions and charts. Curt is seen here wearing the medium size and has a 22” (56 cm) circumference head.
Alberto is written to be worked on circular needles. When the crown becomes too small to continue, you’ll switch to the magic loop method. However, the pattern notes do contain details should you wish to use double pointed needles throughout instead.
Skill Level Easy
Materials List • US2 (2.75 mm) 16” (41 cm) circular needle, or size required to obtain gauge • Four US2 (2.75 mm) double pointed needles (DPNs), or size required to obtain gauge (These are optional if you prefer not to work the crown with magic loop.) • Tapestry needle • Stitch marker • 170-180 yds (155-166 m) fingering weight yarn
Suggested Yarn Tiny Human Knits 80% SW Merino 20% Nylon 400 yds/ 100 g Colorway in the sample: Cursed
Gauge 28 Stitches by 46 rows worked in the round in stockinette stitch = 4” (10 cm) on US2 (2.75 mm) needles, before blocking.
Size information 20” (51 cm) circumference, 12” (30 cm) deep. An ideal size for 20-22” (52-56 cm) circumference heads.