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I learnt to knit over 10 years ago by watching videos on the internet. Now I design for a living. So go on, give it a go! :)

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Cornflower Hat

from Laylock
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat
Cornflower Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting
  • purling
  • increasing
  • decreasing

Pattern Description:

Cornflower is a spring/autumn hat knit in an interesting stitch pattern of eyelets and elongated stitches that's actually very simple to work (watch the videos to see for yourself). It will keep your hair out of your eyes on blustery days, and thanks to the braided tie, it'll stay on your head too!

Includes both written and charted instructions.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER VIDEO: http://www.laylock.org/blog/2011/09/the-sights-sounds-of-autumn-knitting/
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TUTORIAL: http://youtu.be/aA5x3qejJ9Q

Edited for accuracy by: Akshata Dhareshwar.


- I can use the braided tie as a bracelet, to stop a door slamming, to tie up drooping plants, or for various other stringy purposes.
- It gives people behind me in a queue something pretty to ponder.
- I can use it as a pouch with a drawstring.
- I can stick all manner of found objects into the tie.
- I can tie it onto my coat / bag / wrist so I don(tm)t lose it! The number of hats I(tm)ve stuffed in my pocket & subsequently lost on walks doesn(tm)t bear thinking
- It's lacy & textured at the same time.
- It can be beribboned.
- The tassels mirror the stitch pattern. Details make me happy. :)


* 16sts / 20 rows over 10cm/4in in blocked ribbing.
* 1 pattern repeat (18 rounds / 20 sts) is 7cm/2.75in x 7cm/2.75in when stretched.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished size will be 51cm/20in around the brim (to fit a head 56cm/22in), 21cm/8.25in from cast-on edge to tip of crown. The pattern includes instructions both for altering gauge for a tighter-fitting brim, and for making the hat slouchier.


  • 1 ball Alize Cashmira 100gr; 100% wool; 300m / 328yds or approx. 170m / 186yds of DK-weight yarn (including yarn needed for braided tie).

You Will Also Need:

  • tapestry needle

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