Inspired by the last, lingering flowers before heavy snowfalls arrive, the Frosted Primrose Hat features a gracefully curving stitch pattern paired with an accelerated decrease at the crown that creates shaping reminiscent of a single primrose in bloom.
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NOTE: This original design pattern is the copyrighted property of Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits, and is intended for the personal use of the original purchaser only. Please do not reproduce or distribute this pattern (in whole or in part) without express written permission from Melissa Burke, Apiary Knits.
One Size. Hat fits an adult head size of approx 21” – 24” (53.5 cm – 61 cm).
The pattern is charted, but also includes complete written directions so the ability to read a chart is not necessary to work this pattern.
Using larger-sized needles, 20 sts/24 rnds to 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch, blocked.
Gauge is critical on this project as it uses nearly an entire skein (of MadTosh Tosh Chunky). The stated gauge is a BLOCKED gauge, so if you are getting this gauge UNBLOCKED, you may need to go down a needle size or risk running out of yarn. If you are a loose knitter and don’t always check gauge, I encourage you to do so on this project or use a smaller needle size to start.
Hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
To work this pattern, you will need to know:
- Knit and purl stitches
- Knit in the round
- Alternating cable cast on
- Increase and decrease stitches – YO, CDD
- Twisted stitches – KTBL
150 – 160 yards (137 – 146 m) of aran weight yarn.
A yarn with good stitch definition and little to no halo is recommended. (Although Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky is called “chunky”, it is really an aran weight yarn, not a bulky yarn. This pattern is NOT written or intended for a bulky weight yarn.) Tonals will work, but highly variegated yarn may distract from the lace pattern.
US 7 (4.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 9 (5.5 mm) 16” (40 cm) circular
US 9 (5.5 mm) 7” (18 cm) double-pointed
Or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
Tapestry/blunt yarn needle