This pattern is a downloadable PDF file.
Ripley is a fun, versatile hat with a couple of simple variations on the basic pattern that lead to a completely different style. Sculptural pleats can be worn at the side for a cute vintage style cloche with a girly lace edge. Shown at the back of the slouchier version they help all of that extra fabric drape perfectly, the casual slouchiness and neat garter stitch band result in a more modern, unisex look. Of course if you happen to want a slouchy hat with a lace edging you can combine the different elements however you like.
Yarn: Less slouchy version – 72[80, 88, 96]yds / 66[73, 81, 88]m; slouchy version – 96[108, 118, 130]yds / 89[98, 108, 118]m heavy worsted / aran weight yarn. Shown in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Hand Dyes (50% alpaca / 50% merino, 100 yds / 91m, 3.53oz /100g) in charcoal and light blue.
Needles: Size 10 US / 6mm 16” / 40cm circular; Size 10 US / 6mm dpns; 1 dpn in a smaller size; 6 markers; waste yarn for holding sts.
Gauge: 14 sts and 22 rnds = 4” / 10cm
Sizes: xs[s, m, l] to fit head circumference of 18[20, 22, 24]” / 46[51, 56, 61]cm.
PDF updated 10/15/12.