I know it’s a bit of a cliche for a Brit to talk about the weather, but how ridiculously cold is it at the moment??! I’ve usually put away my winter wardrobe by now and started wearing only one layer rather than two or three.
I’m also still wearing all my winter woollies, including a hat that you might remember from this blog post.
It’s lasted two winters really well, so I thought I’d share the knitting pattern with you, in case you’re in need of a cosy hat for this long, long winter.
The A4 pdf pattern includes a template for adding a plastic or cardboard insert to the peak to make it firm.
This baker boy hat with peak will fit 54-60cm head circumference.
Designed for confident beginners, the pattern uses simple increasing and decreasing techniques in stocking/stockinette stitch. Pattern includes instructions for working the hat in the round or in rows, plus a page of Abbreviations.
Pattern has been adapted so you can choose to make the hat in one of two tweed aran-weight yarns: Rowan Silky Tweed (the orange hat above) or Rowan Felted Tweed (the red hat below).
To make this hat, you will also need:
• Rowan Silky Tweed (1 skein) or Rowan Felted Tweed (2 balls, or 3 balls for making two hats)
• A pair of 5mm needles (for working the hat in rows) OR a 5mm circular needle and a set of 5mm double-pointed needles (for working the hat in rounds).
• 9 stitch markers, one in a different colour.
• Piece of cardboard or thin plastic, 12x22cm.