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Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat
Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat
Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat
Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat
Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat
Hollyhock Lace Pillbox Style Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • ssk
  • k2tog
  • yo
  • twisted stitches
  • knit in round
  • DPNs
  • k & p TBL
  • pick up and knit
  • Twisted decreases! Explained in pattern
  • seaming - mattress, 3 needle BO OR grafting

Pattern Description:

Romantic and feminine pill box style hat - One size.

Fully test knit.

Charted and written pattern with US and Metric equivalents.

Intermediate skill level.

Single short seam.

Brim is a twisted stitch mirrored lace, with cable accents and garter stitch lower edge. Brim knit flat, then seamed into round - instructions provided for mattress, 3 needle, or graft joining.

Crown worked in round, with stitches picked up along brim edge and worked on circulars (until DPNs needed) in a segmented inward spiral decrease.

Finished with either a braided tassel, or I-cord and leaves.

145 -165 yards (128 - 145 m) Worsted yarn
I recommend a high animal fiber content yarn
Samples used:
fuzzy tassel - 153 yd/140 m Rowan Kid Classic
Heather leaves - 164 yds/ 150 m Cascade 220

US 6 (4 mm) straight needles
US 6 (4 mm) circular needles, 16" (40cm) long
US 6 (4 mm) Double Pointed Needles - set of 4 or 5
~ Or needle sizes that get gauge

Other supplies:
1 Stitch marker
Row counter
Darning needle
12" (30 cm) ruler ~ optional for tassel
Crochet hook (4mm) ~ optional for leaf stems/join


C2 over2L = cable 2 over 2 left (leaning)
C2 over2R = cable 2 over 2 right (leaning)
K = knit.
Ktbl = Knit thru the back loop
P = purl.
Ptbl = Purl thru the back loop
TwSSK/Twisted SSK = twisted slip slip knit
TwK2tog/Twisted K2tog = twisted knit 2 together


23 stitches by 28 rows in stockinette in the round

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size


  • 153 yards of heavy worsted/aran
  • US sz 6(4mm) straight needles
  • US sz 6 (4mm) 16" ;long circular needle
  • US sz 6 DPNs
  • row counter
  • stitch marker
  • darning needle
  • 12" ruler for tassel looping

You Will Also Need:

  • Blocking surface
  • T-pins or wires

Suggested yarn:

165 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rowan Kid Classic


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