This is a hat I designed years ago when I was working up at a ski lodge in Manning Park, BC. In the fall off-season there was no work for me but I stayed anyway and traded hand knit hats for home cooked dinners.
It is a slouchy hat that can be worn like a beret on that back of the head, or pulled forward for a more cloche-like silhouette. It is knit in the round from bottom up beginning with a small, ribbed brim. I've used yarn overs and simple decrease stitches to create diagonal lines of lace that spiral around the hat and into the crown.
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn (Patons Classic Wool Worsted shown in sample)
Yardage: 56g/2oz 112m/122yd
Needles and Notions: 4.5mm/US7 circular or double pointed knitting needles
Gauge: 20 sts x 28 rw = 10cm/4” in stockinette stitch
Size: Hat circumference: 56cm/22” Hat height: 22cm/8.5”