This hat was inspired by the fun, bright colors of Baah! Yarns. I first had the idea when playing with the yarns and swatching various stitch patterns. I love this fun bonnet style hat. I think it’s a fresh new take on earflap hats, and I think the braided i-cord ties and pom-pom give it whimsy.
Finished Size Brim (around face, from end to end) 21”; hat depth, from brim to crown: 7 1/4 (8 1/2)” / 18 (21.5) cm. Hat shown in Baah Yarns Worsted in small, and in Knit Picks Brava Worsted in large.
Yarn: Baah Yarns Worsted, 100% Merino; 215 yds/100g: Obsidian (MC): 1 (1) skein; Grey Onyx (CC1): 1 (1) skein; Tequila Lime (CC2): 1 (1) skein.
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted, 100% Premium Acrylic; 218 yds/100g: Celestial (MC): 1 (1) skein; Cream (CC1): 1 (1) skein; Canary (CC2): 1 (1) skeins.
Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm): straight; US 6 (4 mm): 16” circular (cir) and double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle, 2” pom- pom maker, size E/4 (3.5 mm) crochet hook.
Gauge 20 sts x 28 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on larger needle; 26 sts x 32 rows = 4” in 2×2 rib on smaller needle.
Notes The brim of this hat is worked flat, and then the crown is worked in the round.
The Designer Mari learned to knit while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. During the long cold winters she would knit herself little toys to hide in the homes of her friends. She began designing knitting patterns while teaching English in China, and now designs from the desk in her dining room in Raleigh, NC. Mari also has a day job doing social media for the fiber industry at Stitchcraft Marketing. You can follow all of Mari’s shenanigans at mariknits.com, twitter.com/mariknits, Facebook.com/mariknits, and on Ravelry. For questions about this pattern please email email@example.com.