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 3 or 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)