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  • Yarn: Magpie Fibers Solistice DK
  • Yarn Weight: DK
  • Needle Sizes: US 6 - 4.0 mm & US 7 - 4.5 mm
  • Yardage: 200 - 250 yards (183 - 229 m)
  • Size: 19" (48.5 cm) brim circ., 10.5" (26.5 cm) height 
  • Language: English
When I released my pattern called A Good Scarf the reception was all that I could have asked for. I was worried that I might be alone in my love of the traditional style of scarf. But I was wrong! And then, I started getting requests for a hat to match the scarf, and that I hadn’t expected.

A Good Scarf is pared down to the absolute minimum of details that I could manage to create a scarf pattern that the instructions were just a single row, and unfortunately that just isn’t possible with a hat. At some point you have to start decreasing to close the top and make it, well, hat shaped. So while this might not be as strikingly simple as the inspiration scarf, I have tried my best to make it as straightforward as possible while maintaining it’s primary mission … to match the scarf!

As with the scarf, this hat is knit in DK weight yarn, but should you be a fan of fingering weight you can always hold it double to approximate DK.

The yarn color I chose to use is Masquerade.

The sample I created is slouchy, but instructions are included on how to make a standard fit beanie as well.

Stitches used: k, p, slip, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, ssp, CDD
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