Succulent Garden Hat

$5.00

As with many of my designs, Succulent Garden attempts to pay tribute to the plants for which it is named. With their vibrant colors and juicy leaves, succulents can be one of the most rewarding types of plants to grow. It’s often stated that succulents are easy to care for and thus the best plants for beginners, but in my experience they can be tricky. If you’re interested in taking a succulent into your home but don’t know where to start, here is my advice: choose a healthy jade or aloe that is not too small (baby plants have smaller root systems and can be quite finicky), and ensure the pot has a drainage hole. Find a sunny window, and plop your new friend right by the sill. Most succulents prefer some direct sunlight, so a south-facing window for Northern hemisphere folks or a north-facing window for Southern hemisphere folks is best. If your succulent is getting lots of direct sun, water it weekly–particularly if your pot is clay, as these tend to dry out the soil faster. If your succulent is getting little to no direct sun, water every two weeks. In the winter, add another week to the time between waterings.

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Description

SIZING

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

To fit approx size (actual measurements are best):

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:

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

Finished brim circumference:

13.5 (14.5, 16, 16.75, 18.5) (20, 20.75, 21.5, 22.5)” /
34 (36.5, 40, 42, 46.5) (50, 52, 54, 56.5) cm

Intended to fit somewhat loosely with 2-2.5″ / 5-6.5 cm negative ease in the brim. See more sizing info in the Schematic in the photo gallery.

BLOCKED GAUGE

Seed Rib: 25 sts and 44 rnds = 4″ / 10 cm on US 2 / 2.75 mm needles

Colorwork: 25 sts and 34 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 needles: DPNs, small circ needles, 16” / 40 cm circulars, or 32” / 80 cm needles for magic loop

Main: Size US 4 / 3.5 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: Size US G or H / 4.50 or 5.00 mm crochet hook for provisional cast-on, if preferred

Optional: 5 (6, 6, 7, 7) (8, 8, 9, 9) markers for separating chart reps

YARN

Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply fingering yarn, 100% Superwash Merino Wool, 400 yds / 365 meters per 110-gram skein

OR any fingering weight yarn that achieves gauge

YARDAGE

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

MC yards: 88 (100, 104, 161, 171) (215, 235, 250, 257)
MC meters: 81 (92, 96, 148, 157) (197, 215, 229, 236)

CC yards: 38 (44, 44, 51, 51) (57, 67, 75, 75)
CC meters: 35 (41, 41, 47, 47) (53, 62, 69, 69)

SAMPLE

Sample pictured is size 6 modeled on a 21.75” / 54.5 cm head circ, demonstrating a negative ease of 1.75” / 4.5 cm. Yarn is Miss Babs Yummy 2-ply fingering yarn in the colorways Enchantment (MC) and Teaberry (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.