** PLEASE NOTE ** i managed to leave out a detail on round 17: you will remove your markers as you work! round 18 describes how to replace them. So sorry!
Evangeline uses only one hank of worsted yarn and can easily be worked up on a weekend. The stitches are deceptively simple and easy to memorize as you work your way around. I’ve included notes on adding a tassel if you’d prefer it over the pom pom, but it’s lovely on its own without added frills. Please read the section about blocking and shaping hats – when you have stitch work this lovely it’s best to do everything you can to make those stitches sing. I absolutely love this hat and for once I’m looking forward to cooler weather this year!
Finished Size Toddler (16” un-stretched), Child (18” un-stretched), Adult (20” un-stretched)
Sample shown in Adult
A note about sizing: due to the rib and springy wool, this hat is very stretchy. It will stretch up to 3or 4 inches, so if you’re looking at those measurements thinking they’re tiny – have no fear!
Yarn Cascade 220 Heathers, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool 220 yd; 100 grams: Lichen, 1 hank
Needles Size 8 (5 mm): 16” circular (cir), Double Pointed Needles (DPN)s, Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions markers (m)s; contrasting marker for beginning of round (cm); yarn needle
Gauge 20 sts = 4” US 8 (5mm)