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Cornflower Hat
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CORNFLOWER HAT PDF PATTERN – £3.00

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Many thanks to my Technical Editor, Akshata Dhareshwar!

Cornflower is my idea of a carefree hat; a hat you pull on without even thinking as you head out to do a spot of gardening. Or perhaps you keep it hanging on a nail in the greenhouse, for convenience. And if your ribbing starts to sag a little because you’ve worn it so much, well, just tie it up a bit tighter! When you get back inside you can sit down with a well-earned cup of Lady Grey. It has cornflowers in it, you know!

Cornflower is knit from the brim up in a deceptively simple & fun stitch pattern that is a combination of eyelets and elongated stitches (watch the video to see for yourself). The ribbing transitions neatly into the main stitch pattern which decreases into a very satisfyingly symmetrical crown. The tie is braided herringbone-style and threaded through the yarn over holes in the brim. Like all good hats, it will knit up in a day.

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Cornflower Hat

things i love about this hat, in no particular order

  • I can use the braided tie as a bracelet, to stop a door slamming, to tie up drooping plants, or for various other stringy purposes.
  • It gives people behind me in a queue something pretty to ponder.
  • I can use it as a pouch with a drawstring.
  • I can stick all manner of found objects into the tie.
  • I can tie it onto my coat / bag / wrist so I don’t lose it! The number of hats I’ve stuffed in my pocket & subsequently lost on walks doesn’t bear thinking…
  • It’s lacy & textured at the same time.
  • It can be beribboned.
  • The tassels mirror the stitch pattern. Details make me happy. :)

On a side note, if you like lists like this, you really should read the 101 Reasons Why I Love Knitting.

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cornflower hat

details

YARN
‣ 1 ball Alize Cashmira [100gr; 100% wool; 300m / 328yds] or approx. 170m / 186yds of DK-weight yarn (including yarn needed for braided tie).

NEEDLES
‣ 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles or 40cm/ 16in circular needles for ribbing,
‣ and 4.5mm (US 7) double pointed needles,
‣ or size to get gauge.

GAUGE
‣ 16sts / 20 rows over 10cm/4in in blocked ribbing.
‣ 1 pattern repeat (18 rounds / 20 sts) is 7cm/2.75in x 7cm/2.75in when stretched.

SIZE
‣ Finished size will be 51cm/20in around the brim (to fit a head 56cm/22in),
‣ 21cm/8.25in from cast-on edge to tip of crown.
‣ The pattern includes instructions both for altering gauge for a tighter-fitting brim, and for making the hat slouchier.

Cornflower Hat

PDF PATTERN – £3.00

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9 Comments

  1. [...] at Laylock is at it again, this time with the stunning Cornflower Garden Hat (£3). As always, Derya’s attention to detail is breathtaking, mirroring the cornflower [...]

  2. Rebecca Staker says:

    I bought this pattern for the corn flower hat and can’t find the download.

  3. Vozelinha says:

    Lovely work!
    I’m wondering if you have the Part 1 of this gorgeouw Hat…
    Please, let me know.
    Thanks so much
    Vozelinha

  4. [...] a new hat. It's Cornflower, which I'm loving for both its ties and the delightful purple [...]

  5. Marny CA says:

    This is the stitch I would like to learn – but without having to knit a hat. LOL

    Perhaps what I truly need is a Sampler Stitch Learn To-Do List.

    Aarrgghh!!

  6. [...] of Queen Anne’s Lace and geraniums, but clearly I’m still on the theme of umbrellas and flowers. [...]

  7. Barbara-Louisa Pasquale says:

    Love you site and blog..hope i can find the how to wash tags my friend saw ?

  8. Kmbold says:

    Is that tree real, or has it been hit by an urban yarn bomber?


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