I saw something similar to this hat in a photograph of an actress. I loved it and wanted to make it straight away,
This hat turned out quite slouchy, almost beret like, and with a pretty circular lace work that is incredibly simple.
I still wanted to add a section for warmth so the hat could be suitable for any season, so the crown was knitted in stocking stitch to protect the area we lose the most heat from.
Ombellifre is the French word for a cow parsley flower. I think the French is much prettier!
16 sts / 20 rows = 4 inches in lace pattern
20 sts / 24 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
48 yards of Chunky weight
My nana taught me to knit when I was 6 yrs old. I have since picked up and put down the needles a lot. I think I now have a firm grasp of them permanently. Lets say I'm hooked.