Regina is an Art Deco inspired hat with a little slouch and a lot of style. It is knit in one piece from brim to crown and made to size as you go – no gauge swatching allowed! Don’t let the reverse stockinette scare you either. After the brim this hat is knit inside out in the round to keep the purling to a minimum. Pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner and accommodates a range of yarn from DK-chunky, so pick your favorite and cast on!
Sizes:Custom sized to fit any head with suggested measurements for 5 sizes given: Infant (Toddler, Child, Adult, AdultXL)
Measurements:Depth (bottom of band to top of crown): 5½ (6½, 7½, 8½, 9½)”
Suggested Circumference: 13 (15, 17, 19, 21)”
to fit a head circumference of 14 (16, 18, 20, 22)”
Materials:Yarn: This hat can be knit from yarn of any weight, but works best in DK – chunky weight yarns. You will need approximately 160 (170, 180, 190, 200) yards or 140 (150, 160, 170, 180) meters for a DK weight hat – you can get away with slightly less yardage for heavier weight yarns. If you choose a contrasting color (CC) yarn for the brim, it should be about 20% of your total yardage. Sample shown was knit with Three Irish Girls Wexford Merino Silk (a single ply, aran weight yarn) in Gavin (MC) and McNamara (CC).
Notions: 5 stitch markers, darning needle for weaving in ends
Needles: Since there is no gauge and a range of yarn weights suggested for this pattern you will choose your needles based on the weight of your yarn. You will need double pointed needles and 12 or 16” circular needles in the smallest size recommended for your yarn and three sizes larger. Check the yarn band for recommended needle sizes.