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Hello, I'm Rachel! I am a crafter, pattern writer, cat lover, nursing student, and frequent library visitor. I live in an old house in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with my husband and three cats where I ...

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Longleaf Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Longleaf Hat
Longleaf Hat
Longleaf Hat
Longleaf Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting with a circular needle, knitting with double pointed needles

Pattern Description:

This gorgeous little hat was inspired by the golden light of autumn and the beautiful colors of changing leaves. Autumn in my state of Alabama is a wonderful time - a welcome break from the heat and humidity of southern summers, mild and sunny, full of fireplace smells and football games. I call this hat the "Longleaf Hat" because our state tree is the Longleaf Pine. It has a chunky ribbed brim and little bit of slouchiness at the crown.

One of the best parts of this project is the yarn - autumnal hues, thick-to-thin handspun texture, and the perfect amount of warmth. I used one skein (100 grams) of Araucania Liwen in color #1. This yarn is Bulky/12ply weight and is 50% alpaca/50% wool. I used a 16 inch circular needle and a set of 4 double-pointed needles, all in size US 10/6 mm. The gauge for this hat is 14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.


14 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • one size fits most adults

You Will Also Need:

  • yarn needle, scissors, ruler or tape measure,stitch marker

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Araucania Liwen