Hats are such a great accessory, it’s a shame to relegate them to winter use only. When knit in a lightweight fabric from non-wool yarn, hats can be worn right through the haziest days of summer and will save your hairstyle while boating, beaching, or driving with the top down. This simple design in three sizes (S/M/L)—is a great example. Knit in a silk/linen blend with stripes worked right into the fabric, it can be tucked easily into purse or glove box to be pulled out whenever a topper is needed. The pattern is so simple to work that a beginner can take it on with confidence, yet experienced knitters will find the construction quite entertaining.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace, Hempshaugh Lace, or Chebris Lace, indigodragonfly Linen Silk, Sincere Sheep Vernal, Anzula Breeze, Handmaiden Fine Yarn Lino, SpaceCadet Thebe, or any heavy lace yarn with approximately 190 yards per ounce that knits to pattern gauge.
15(17, 19) inches in brim circumference to fit heads measuring up to 20(22, 24) inches around (blocked)
175(225, 275) yards
23 sts and 48 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch on larger needles (knit flat, unblocked)
size 3US (3.25 mm) 16 inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 1 (2.25 mm) 16 inch circular needle for brim (or 1.0 mm smaller than gauge needle)