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Leighton Hat


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Oversized and slouchy, but with an interesting twist of braids and beads, this hat is fun to work up as well as wear. The Art-Deco style of the trim on this slouchy hat was inspired by a visit to Leighton House in London. The main color uses about 2/3 of a a skein of Malabrigo, while the trim uses just small amounts of contrasting colors. This hat is worked in seed stitch and features a delicate trim with garter stitch stripes, a braid stitch, and optional beading for a pretty, feminine look. The brim is ribbed for stability. It can be made in a close-fitting or slouchy style (shown). This lovely hat is certainly achievable for a confident beginner. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knitting in the Round GAUGE 19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 in/10cm in seed stitch (Moss stitch) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Hat is stretchy and will fit sizes 19-23 in/48-58 cm. SUGGESTED YARN 150 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Malabrigo Worsted COLORWAY 606 Frost Gray

Recommended with this pattern

  • Worsted Weight yarn - small amounts for contrast colorsm
  • Worsted Weight yarn 150 yds/135m
  • Small crochet hook for placing beads

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Brenda Castiel Designs
Brenda Castiel Designs
I have been knitting on and off since my teens, but became somewhat obsessed with it in 2007. I love squishy wools for the short, mild Los Angeles winters, and like cottons and blends for the rest of the year. I really believe that even beginner knitters can create something beautiful and useful, so I strive to keep patterns simple yet original. I am Goodstuff on Ravelry, and blog from time to time about knitting and life here: I have sold designs to Interweave Knits, Knitpicks, Creative Knitting magazine, KNIT magazine (Yarn Forward), Yarn magazine, Knit Now magazine, Classic Elite Yarns, The Sanguine Gryphon, and Three Irish Girls Yarns.

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