Dulcie hat - knitting pattern

Dulcie is a Hat that has received so many compliments from knitters all over the world. "versatile" and "flattering" are two words I hear again and again!

Dulcie is worked flat with short-row shaping. The reverse-stocking stitch is perfect for showcasing handdyed or handspun yarns, and the rolled brim gives Dulcie a very relaxed, chilled look. Note that I strongly recommend checking your row gauge before starting.

Skills required: 
Knit & purl sts, short rows (w&t), provisional cast-on, Kitchener stitch

20 sts x 24 rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St.

 This Hat was designed as a one skein project when the recommended yarn came in larger skeins; you will need approximately 100-125g of heavy DK or Worsted weight yarn Fit is determined by row gauge – if your gauge differs, simply work more or fewer panels to achieve the desired size.


  • Illustrated knitting pattern
  • Metric and imperial measurements
  • Sizes to fit 18 (20, 22) in/45.75 (50.75, 56) cm (Finished size 16 (18, 20) in/40.75 (45.75, 50.75) cm)
  • Written & charted instructions; illustrated tutorials for Provisional Cast-on & Kitchener Stitch

Materials you need at home:

  • 186 (215, 242) yd/170 (197, 221) m worsted weight, plied yarn (Sample shown in Cherry Tree Hill Potluck Worsted (270yd/247m per 100g; 100% Wool))
  • 30yd/27m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.

  • Pair 4mm/UK8/US6 straight needles or size needed to obtain gauge

  • 3.75mm crochet hook

  • Approx. 3yd/3m waste yarn

  • Tapestry needle
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