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My mother taught me the joy of knitting and sewing at a very young age, and I have enjoyed the benefits of knowing these skills for years. I have been raising boys from home and will soon have ...

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Buttons Squared Chapeau

from Dragonfly NeedleWorks
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Buttons Squared Chapeau
Buttons Squared Chapeau
Buttons Squared Chapeau

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Double Pointed Needle crown shaping
  • Design Element - Bobbles
  • Knit-in-the-round

Pattern Description:

The bobbles in the checkerboard squares just pop in this wonderful Romney wool I found from a local yarn producer in Virginia. I think this hat has "eye" appeal, and you will turn heads when you are wearing it. If you like a little challenge when knitting, then the bobbles will provide some added fun to this hat project. The yarn used is Aran weight yarn and has considerable body, it is 10-ply and is 12 wraps-per-inch, just in case you need to find a substitute.


17 sts x 21 rows = 4 inch square/10cm in stockinette knit in the round
16 sts x 24 rows = 4 inch square/10cm in Bobble pattern, knit the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Youth L (Adult S/M, Adult L/XL


  • Aran Wt. Yarn, 133yds/121meters
  • US 9-10/5.5-6mm circular needles 20 inches/59cm or less
  • Set of 7.5 inch/19cm Douple Pointed Needles in size for guage
  • Stitch markers
  • Row counter (optional)
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

100 yards of Bulky weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Solitude Wool, Romney


Turquiose Pictured