Getting two for one is always a great deal! On one side this hat is as simple as it gets - it's my Basic Hat. Turn it inside out, and you have a dainty lace hat on a solid background. The bonus? Two layers of wool make it amazingly warm!
- 2 balls Elann.com Peruvian Highland Bulky in shade 0500 Black, or about 110 yards of bulky yarn of your choice
- 16 inch size 10 US (6 mm) circular needle
- 1 set size 10 US (6 mm) double-pointed needles, or long circular for magic loop
- 1 ball Elann.com Peruvian Baby Cashmere in shade 0100 Parchment, or about 80 yards of fingering weight yarn of your choice
- stitch marker
- 16 inch size 3 US (3.25 mm) circular needle
- 1 set size 3 US (3.25 mm) double-pointed needles, or long circular for magic loop
- Scissors, tape measure, yarn needle
Basic Hat: 3.5 stitches to 1 inch in Stockinette Stitch in the round.
Lace Hat: About 6 stitches to 1 inch in Spider Lace pattern - gauge is not crucial, as lace will stretch to fit the shape of the Basic Hat.
Finished hat circumference is 20 inches, which will fit most adults
Sample knit by Eileen Casey
Knit the Hat:
- First, make the Basic Hat in bulky yarn.
- Turn hat inside out, and on wrong side, using the lace weight yarn and size 3 circular needle, pick up stitches in the purl "bumps" along first round after ribbing. Pick up 3 stitches in every 2 of the bulky, that is, pick up 1 in first stitch (lower bump), pick up 2 in next stitch (lower and adjacent upper bump), pick up 1 in next stitch (lower bump), etc. You will have 108 stitches.