For the Royal Highness in all of us--
Skill Level: Intermediate
This pattern was inspired by Lucy Pevensie, the youngest “Daughter of Eve” to become a Queen of Narnia in the classic book series The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. The cabled hatband is reminiscent of a wreath, from which the not-too-bulky tam covers the crown.
Made in a bulky-weight yarn, it knits up quickly, and makes a great gift.
I have made this hat in both Bernat Softee Chunky and Bernat Alpaca, and it was lovely in both. The Softee Chunky had a little more stiffness to it, though. The softness of the alpaca is what allowed the drape in the adult hat pictured.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE! I knit rather tightly, and if you do not check your gauge, your hatband could be too large. Adjust needle sizes as necessary to achieve gauge.
15.5 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in Stockinette on 6.5 mm needles
I have been "crafting" ever since I was little, with plenty of help from two very artistic grandmothers and a mom who taught me to sew at the age of nine. I haven't looked back, and now I sew, knit, (and design in both mediums), crochet (although it's not my favourite), scrapbook, paint, and cook! (Cooking can be a craft, right?)