Everglade slouchy lacy hat - knitting pattern

A real classic, Everglade is as beautiful as the area it was named for. I designed this Hat with versatility in mind: fold back the brim for extra warmth and a fitted look or leave the brim long for a slouchy Hat.

Everglade is worked in the round with a deep ribbed brim and a swirling pattern of interlocking leaves. Instructions are both charted and written out.

Sample shown in Rowan Purelife British Sheep Breeds DK [131yd/120m per 50g; 100% Wool]; shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 22.5in/57.25cm circumference head.

Sizes to fit: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.75 [51, 56, 61] cm (finished size: 15.25 [17.5, 19.5, 21.75] in/38.75 [44.5, 49.5, 55.25] cm)

Skills required: knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, specialist cast-on, lace.

This pattern was originally published as part of the 2009 Woolly Wormhead Mystery hat KAL.

Contains:

  • Written & charted instructions
  • Illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons
  • Pattern in metric and imperial measurements

Materials you need at home:

  • 132 [165, 202, 240] yd/121 [151, 185, 221] m DK weight, plied yarn (Gauge 22 sts x 30 rows to 4in/10cm over St.St.)

  • 32yd/29m yarn for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St.
* Set 3.75mm/UK9/US5 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Stitch markers as necessary

  • Tapestry needle
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