Fascination Hat has a braided appearance that is created by cleverly placed slipped stitches. It also features a corded rib brim to complete the textured look.
The hat is knit in the round from the brim up and is designed for 8 ply (DK) weight yarn.
It is knit with negative ease and fits the head snugly. There is an option given in the pattern for making the hat longer, if completely covering the ears is required.
Materials: 55 (65, 75) grams, 100 (120, 140) m / 110 130, 150 yds of 8 ply (DK) yarn.
To fit head sizes: 51 (56, 61) cm, 20 (22, 24) inches
Finished brim size: 36 (38, 41) cm, 14 (15, 16) inches
Finished length: 16 (18, 20) cm, 6 1/4 (7, 7 3/4) inches
The pattern comes with written instructions and charts for both the corded rib and braid patterns.
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in braid pattern (slightly stretched)
My grandmother taught me to knit when I was 8, some 40 years later I still love it.
There's just something about being able to use yarn and needles, to create something beautiful and useful.