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Gillian Pattern


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Knitting: Gillian
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Girls



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Knitting flat
  • Yarn over
  • Basic decreases (k2tog)
  • Double knitting technique for the bow (ALL OUTLINED IN TUTORIAL PHOTOS IN THE PATTERN)

Pattern Description:

Gillian is a 1920s-inspired hat that features a picot-edge brim and an oversized bow. It is finished off with a sparkling pin or button. As fun as Gillian is to wear, she is even more fun to make as you get to explore a special double knitting technique for the bow. The pattern is packed full of tutorial photos to assist you in making the bow and folding it. With the tutorial, it is a snap to make!

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Level: Intermediate

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5 sts / 6.5 rounds over St st = 1 inch

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adult S/M (Adult L/XL)
  • Finished Circumference: 18 (20) inches
  • To Fit: 18-20 (20-22) inches


  • 150 (200) yards (138/183 meters) of worsted weight yarn
  • Cream sample is knitted out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in colors 26236 and 2633 (110 yards/101 meters; 100% superwash wool)
  • Black sample is knitted out of Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage in colors graphite and midnight pass (200 yards/183 meters; 100% superwash merino wool)
  • US 7 (4.5mm) 16" or 20" circulars or size needed to get gauge
  • US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs

You Will Also Need:

  • Button or pin
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker
  • Tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

200 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash


26236 and 2633

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Brownie Knits offers whimsical and artsy designs in both knitting and crochet. With 15 years of publishing experience, Brownie Knits focuses on providing well-written patterns that are designed to be fun to make and fun to use. A great hat and fun afghans are design favorites, so you will find lots of those in our shop.

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