A warmly textured, asymmetrical hat in three sizes (S/M/L) that features an openwork panel in leaf motif with button closure to secure the brim. Choose a soft but springy yarn to ensure a well-fitted brim that supports the hat above; the welted fabric will collapse into a slight slouch to one side.
Substituting yarn and/or needles may result in an overall variation in size and elasticity.
Gynx Merino DK, Bare Naked Wools Stone Soup DK, Kent DK, Better Breakfast DK, or Confection Sport, Tanis Fiber Arts Yellow Label DK Weight, Wollmeise Merino DK, Skeinny Dipping Cashmerino DK, Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK, madelinetosh tosh merino DK, SweetGeorgia Yarns Superwash DK, or any soft, springy DK yarn that knits to pattern gauge
Finished Size: 16(18, 20) inches around brim and 9(10, 11) inches in diameter (washed and blocked) to fit heads measuring up to 20(21.5, 23 inches) in circumference
Yarn requirements: 190(210, 230) yards
Buttons: 2 round buttons that are .375 inch in diameter
size 6US (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle and DPNs or size to obtain correct gauge
size 4US (3.5 mm) 16-inch circular needle for brim or .5 mm smaller than gauge needle