Monarch Hat

$5.00

Without a doubt, monarchs are the most iconic butterfly in the United States. They are most famous for their annual migration, which takes place each spring and late summer/fall. Some journey as far as 3,000 miles to their winter homes in the south. The monarch motifs represent an attempt to capture these magnificent butterflies in flight, perhaps on their migratory trek across the continent.

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Description

SIZING

1 (2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

To fit approx size (actual measurements are best):

3-5 Years (6-10 Years, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large, Adult X-Large)

To fit head circumference:

19 (21, 22, 23, 24, 25)” / 47.5 (52.5, 55, 57.5, 60, 62.5) cm

Finished brim circumference:

16.25 (18, 19, 20.25, 21.25, 22.25)” / 40.5 (45, 47.5, 50.5, 53, 55.5) cm

Intended to fit somewhat loosely with 2.75-3″ / 7-7.5 cm negative ease in the brim. See more sizing info in the Schematic on page 7.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Ribbing: 31 sts and 40 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 2 / 2.75 mm needles

Colorwork: 26 sts and 33 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 3 / 3.25 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 needles: DPNs, small circ needles, 16” / 40 cm circulars, or 32” / 80 cm needles for magic loop

Main: Size US 3 / 3.25 mm needles: DPNs, small circ needles, 16” / 40 cm circulars, or 32” / 80 cm needles for magic loop

NOTIONS

1 unique BOR marker, removable marker, yarn needle

Optional: 4 (5, 5, 5, 5, 6) 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

Optional: Scrap yarn for CC2 (specks in the butterfly wings)

YARN

Serendipitous Wool Co Vajra Fingering (80% superwash merino, 20% nylon) 400 yards / 365 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: 141 (164, 194, 201, 236, 257)

MC meters: 129 (150, 178, 184, 216, 236)

CC1 yards: 103 (124, 124, 124, 124, 143)

CC1 meters: (95, 114, 114, 114, 114, 131)

SAMPLE

Sample pictured is size 3 modeled on a 21.75” / 54.5 cm head circ, demonstrating a negative ease of 2.75” / 7 cm. Yarn is Serendipitous Wool Co Vajra Fingering in the colorways Space Walk (MC) and Tiger Lilies (CC1).

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.