Maisie Hat


Maisie is modern, gender-neutral hat that is sized for the whole family. It’s simple enough that you can easily find your place in the pattern if you have to put it down unexpectedly. That being said, simple can be both beautiful and visually interesting. Sizes include baby, toddler, child, youth, adult regular and adult larges.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Baby (Toddler, Child, Youth, Adult Regular, Adult Large) to fit head circumference of 15 (17, 19, 20, 22, 24)”

1” negative ease recommended

Gauge: 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Medium weight yarn Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 220 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): 2427 Glamour (C1, 1 ball), 9669 Gold Fusion (C2, 1 ball)

Needles: US size 4 (3.5mm) DPNs; US size 6 (4.0mm) DPNs

Notions: Markers, tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Make sure to keep the floats (the yarn being carried behind the work as you stitch in the other colour) loose so the hat will stretch around the head.

Pattern

Ribbing

With smaller needles and C1, CO 70 (80, 90, 94, 104, 114). Pm to indicate beginning of rnd.  Join, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 1: *K1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.
Work Rnd 1 a total of 8 (8, 10, 10, 12, 12) rnds.

Colorwork Section

Switch to larger needles, continue with C1.

Sizes – (-, -, Youth, Adult Regular, Adult Large) Only
Next Rnd: M1, k to end of rnd. (- (-, -, 95, 105, 115) sts)

All Sizes
Knit 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) rnds.

Work Colourwork Chart (4 rnds).

Break C1, and continue using only C2.

Top of Hat

Knit every rnd until Hat meas 5 (5.5, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8)” from CO edge.

Crown Decrease

Rnd 1: *K2tog, k3; rep from * to end of rnd. (56 (64, 72, 76, 84, 92) sts)

Rnd 2 and all even rnds: Knit

Rnd 3: *K2tog, k2; rep from * to end of rnd. (42 (48, 54, 57, 63, 69) sts)

Rnd 5: *K2tog, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. (28 (32, 36, 38, 42, 46) sts)

Rnd 7: *K2tog; rep from * to end of rnd. (14 (16, 18, 19, 21, 23) sts)

Break yarn leaving 12” tail, pull tail through remaining sts and pull tight.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block.

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