A lovely lace slouch hat for your siblings, sisters under the skin, and just for those sisters who want to do it for themsleves.
SizesChoose a size approx 2in /5cm inches less than your actual head circumference. Finished brim circumference is:
18 months-4 years: 40cm/15 ¾ in4 years- adult small: 45 cm/ 17 ¾Medium adult: 50cm/19 ¾inLarge adult: 55cm/ 21 ¾ in
Note that the smallest size is written for a beanie shape (see paler blue sample) . If you prefer the full slouch it is easy to add an extra half repeat of the pattern. Full instructions are provided for this.
The silver sample is in a 50% silk/50% merino mix DK. Pure merino yarns and light worsted yarns are also an option.
SkillsProvisional cast on (optional, but recommended with silk mix yarns)Knit and purlKnitting in the roundBasic lace knitting skills (yarn overs, double decreases, paired decreases etc)
Pattern containsWritten and charted instructions for the ribbing, main stitch pattern and crown decreases. Links to tutorials for the suggested cast on and bind off methods. Information on how to work additional length if your row gauge on the lace is short. Instructions for elasticating the brim.