Happy Blues Hat

$5.00

Blues are small, dainty butterflies that are found throughout the world. As a child, I found them absolutely enchanting because they are like pieces of sky dancing around. If you’re lucky, you can catch sight of them in large numbers. This hat is a celebration of these tiny, magical creatures.

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Description

SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

To fit approx age (measurements are best):

Preemie (Newborn, 3 Months, 6 Months, 12 Months, 3-5 Years) (6-10 Years, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large)

To fit head circumference:

12.5 (13.75, 15.75, 17, 18, 19) (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)”
31.5 (34.5, 39.5, 42.5, 45, 47.5) (52.5, 55, 57.5, 60, 62.5) cm

Finished brim circumference:

9 (10, 12, 13.5, 14.5, 15.5) (17, 18, 19, 20, 21)” /
22.5 (25, 30, 34, 36.5, 39) (42.5, 45, 47.5, 50, 52.5) cm

Intended to fit somewhat snugly with 3.5-4″ / 9-10 cm negative ease in the brim. See more sizing info in the Schematic in the photo gallery.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Ribbing: 33 sts and 34 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 2 / 2.75 mm needles

Colorwork: 27 sts and 32 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 4 / 3.5 mm needles

NEEDLES

Needle size is a suggestion. Please use the needle size that achieves gauge for you.

Ribbing: Size US 2 / 2.75 mm circular needles, DPNs, small circ needles, or 32” / 80 cm needles (magic loop) for sizes 1-6; 16” / 40 cm for sizes 7-11

Main: Size US 4 / 3.5 mm circular needles: DPNs, small circ needles, or 32” / 80 cm needles (magic loop) for body of sizes 1-3; 16” / 40 cm for body of sizes 4-11; DPNs, small circ needles or 32” / 80 cm needles (magic loop) for crown of all sizes

NOTIONS

1 BOR marker, removable marker, yarn needle

Optional: 6 (7, 8, 9, 9, 10) (11, 12, 12, 13, 13) markers for separating chart reps

Optional: Size US G or H / 4.50 or 5.00 mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on, if preferred

YARN

Fully Spun Postscript Fingering (75% superwash merino, 25% nylon) 415 yards / 379 meters per 100-gram skein)

OR any fingering weight yarn that achieves gauge

YARDAGE

Yardage includes a 10% buffer for slight variations in gauge.

MC yards: 58 (64, 96, 108, 111, 142) (173, 211, 216, 251, 287)
MC meters: 54 (59, 88, 99, 102, 130) (159, 193, 198, 230, 263)

CC yards: 22 (24, 35, 39, 39, 42) (56, 60, 60, 76, 76)
CC meters: 21 (22, 33, 36, 36, 39) (52, 55, 55, 70, 70)

SAMPLE

Sample pictured is size 8 modeled on a 21.75” / 54.5 cm head circ, demonstrating a negative ease of 3.75” / 9.5 cm. Yarn is Fully Spun Postscript Fingering in the colorways Nothing There (MC) and Gentian (CC).

NOTES

Please read through the entire pattern prior to starting. It is recommended to highlight each instruction for your size.

This hat is constructed from the bottom up and is worked in one piece. After working the folded ribbed brim, the body of the hat is worked with the stranded colorwork technique. A chart for the colorwork is provided. Written instructions for the chart are also included.