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Chicagoland,Chicago,The Windy City,Illinois,USA, The Midwest

I've always made things as long as I can remember. Both my Mom and Dad were"makers", so it just was what you did! The handcrafted item was always respected and expected in my family.

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The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat
The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat
The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat
The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat
The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat
The Florrie Knitted Felt Hat

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • cast on
  • knit and purl
  • knitting in the round
  • decrease by knitting 2 stitches together
  • increase by knitting into the front and the back of a stitch
  • bind off

Pattern Description:

The Florrie Hat is named for my Grandmother and inspired by the era of the popular PBS series Downton Abbey. Cloche-style hats are so flattering and anyone can wear the style - may as well be both stylish and warm!

This hat is easy knitting and you will learn how to do a "make one" increase {usually abbreviated M1} . My instructions are non-traditional in that I use few, if any abbreviations. Each step is written out with stitch counts.

You'll also learn how easy it is to custom dye your own embellishments - in this case, a rose. Full instructions for knitting then dyeing the rose are given. No fancy stuff required - just things from your kitchen. Note: everything used in this dyeing tutorial is food-grade, therefore safe to re-use for food.

Next, you'll learn how to "felt" in a washing machine - easy and fun. Then, instructions are given step-by-step for making your hat look like it came from a millinery shop!


Gauge is not overly critical for this project - aim for about 15 stitches = 4". The felting will determine sizing {small, medium or large}.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Hat will fit women's small, medium or large
  • about 21" to 23" head circumference


  • All yarns must be able to felt
  • Approximately 200 yards of a medium weight wool, main color
  • Approximately 120 yards of a medium weight wool, contarast color
  • Few yards of yarn for embroidery details
  • US size 11 circular needle - 16"
  • US size 11 double-pointed needles
  • large eye needle to weave in ends

You Will Also Need:

  • For Dyeing - food color, white vinegar, water
  • Also - paper towels, plastic wrap, spoons, stir sticks, measuring cup, small containers, small brushes, microwave-safe bowl and lid, plastic gloves, microwave oven
  • For Embroidery - large-eye sharp needle
  • For Felting - top load washer with agitator