Swans Island Samurai Hat PDF
The shaping on this hat reminds us of something a Samurai warrior might wear–simple, functional, a bit daring…just garter stitch in the round, spiraling up to a subtle peak at the top. This marled version is worked by holding 4 ends of fingering weight yarn together, but you could also work a solid version using 1 end of our bulky weight yarn. Whether braving inclement weather or just going to the market, the Samurai hat will help you battle whatever stormy situations life might bring your way.
This pattern is a downloadable PDF file.
Skill Level: Easy
Yarn: 1 skein Swans Island Natural Colors, 100% Organic Merino Wool, fingering weight 1 skein Swans Island Pure Blends, 85% Organic Merino Wool / 15% Alpaca, fingering weight (100 gms, 525 yds each).
Colors Shown: MC1 - Oatmeal, 1 skein; Natural, 1 skein
Note: you may also substitute 2 skeins of a single color of bulky weight (100 gms, 130 yds)
Needles: US Size 11 (6.5 mm) 16" circular needle US Size 11 (6.5 mm) double-points US size 10½ (6 mm) straights
Sizes: XS (S, M, L) Shown in size M.
Finished Dimensions: Circumference: 13¾ (16, 18¼, 20½)" Height: 5¼ (5¾, 6½, 7)" excluding earflaps
Gauge: 3½ sts x 7 r nds = 1" on Garter Stitch, with 4 strands of fingering weight yarn held together.