This super-simple hat is perfect for spring. Work one up to go in a special Easter basket or if you have a trek planned to Watership Down… just make sure you stay clear of Efrafa!
This pattern utilizes both knitting and crocheting. You are not a crocheter, it’s time to make friends with one or learn for yourself! You can do this!
Sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Average Adult, Large Adult) to fit a head circumference of about 14” (16”, 18”, 21”, 23”)/35.5 (40.5, 45.5, 53, 58.5) cm.
Yarn: 100 – 250 yards/100 – 225 meters of Aran weight yarn, plus scrap yarns of various weights and colors for the flowers and leaves. Sample shown in Enchanted Fibers Guild/Chimera Ranch handspun alpaca G1-2.
Needles: Size US 10.5/6.5 mm and US 10/6 mm circular needles with a long 40”/100 cm cable, and size US 10/6 mm double-point needles, or size needed to obtain gauge and needles 1 size smaller.
Gauge: 14 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm in Stockinette stitch on the larger needles.
Notions: 8 stitch markers, a party balloon (optional, for blocking), a tapestry needle, crochet hooks to match the weight of the scrap yarn for the flowers and leaves, blocking pins, and blocking mat.
Techniques: Knitting in the round, 5-Needle Bind Off (https://youtu.be/3s6dbDej1W0 – optional), and basic (US terminology) crocheting in the round.