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I first picked up a pair of needles in 2007 and became smitten immediately. It was as if this new, creative world just opened for me. Aided by my cat Ralph, who loves to lay on my blocking FOs, I ...

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Playful Plumage Hat

from LeftSide Knits
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Playful Plumage Hat
Playful Plumage Hat
Playful Plumage Hat
Playful Plumage Hat
Playful Plumage Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knit
  • purl
  • increase
  • decrease
  • central double decrease

Pattern Description:

Playful Plumage Hat is a textured lace hat designed to show off gorgeous hand dyed yarns and keep you toasty warm for the winter. Ever since I designed my Playful Plumage shawl, I knew that I wanted to use the stitch for a hat and am so happy with how it translates to worsted weight yarn.

As an added bonus, I have included directions on how to make a fitted neck cowl also. If you would like a longer eternity scarf, you can easily add stitches and/or repeats.

Hat & cowl can be worn unblocked or blocked depending on how you prefer to wear it. Measurements have been included for both versions.

Photos (c) Thu Autumn Nguyen


20 sts/31 rows = 4 inches in stockinette on US size 7 needles

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Unblocked: 8" across by 7.5" tall (lying flat & unstretched)
  • Blocked: 9.5" across by 8" tall (lying flat & unstretched)


  • Approximately 400 yards of worsted weight yarn total
  • 200 yards for hat & 200 yards for cowl
  • 1 US size 5 (3.75 mm), 16-inch circular
  • 1 US size 7 (4.5 mm), 16-inch circular
  • 1 set of US size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
  • Sample Hat Shown in:
  • Madelinetosh Tosh Vintage - 100% merino worsted weight with 200 yards/110 grams - used approx. 160 yards/88 grams

You Will Also Need:

  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Stitch marker for marking beginning of round