A modern take on the classic Italian Goobalini hat- this cute, slouchy cap pattern comes in five sizes (XS/S/M/L/XL), with a wide, tweed textured brim to frame the face. Worked completely in the round, the knit/purl brim offers a snug fit below to keep the cap in place, but gives way to softly slumping volume above. This is an easy, fast and fun knit for experienced knitters and a great project to help beginning knitters advance their skills.
Shown here is Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, color Marble (light colored hat) and Ecobutterfly Organics Pakucho Cotton Sport (brown hat)
Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK or Kent DK, Shetlandia Sport, Modern Deco Sport, Finn Dandy 3-ply Sport, Chebris Sport, Better Breakfast DK, Jacob's Dream Sport, or any sport yarn with approximately 80 yards/ounce. Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size, drape, and yardage requirement.
16.5(18, 19.5, 21, 22.5) inches in circumference at brim to fit heads measuring up to19(20.5, 22, 23.5, 25) inches around
125(150, 175, 200, 250) yards
22 sts and 32 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on larger needle (knit flat; unblocked
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs (or size to obtain correct gauge)
size 3US (3.25 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim (or 3 sizes smaller than gauge needle)