westknits Botanic Hat
This design was inspired by the simplicity of a wooden pavilion roof at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Knit from brim to crown, this reversible ribbed beanie features pronounced slipped stitch columns that feed into the center top of the hat. The reverse side displays a smooth 3×1 rib, allowing another option for wear. Have fun pairing two yarns together to achieve interesting colorful and textural effects.
Size: One size to fit average adult head (22-24"/56-61cm)
Yarn: Worsted weight
Shown in Cascade Ecological Wool & Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed
Alternate Yarns: Malabrigo Merino Worsted & Plymouth Boku
Color A - 80 yds/73m (standard version), 120 yds/110m (folded brim version)
Color B - 60 yds/55m
Needles: 1 set US 6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm DPNs
Notions: 4 stitch markers, tapestry needle
Gauge: 22 sts = 4"/10cm in 3×1 rib (unstretched) using larger needles
Notes: Different sizes can be achieved by altering your gauge with different needle sizes and/or yarn weight. Also included are instructions to knit this hat with a folded brim.