Felted Hat

Photo by: Doris Wright

Photo by: Doris Wright

I recently finished a felted hat and was so pleased w/results. The pattern if by Brown Sheep Co and is NOT copyrighted. It seems enought of you are interested, thought I’d post it here.

Materials:

2 skeins of BS Handpaint Originals (50 gr) 1 skein of BS Lamb’s Pride Worsted

(100 gr), Circular needes sizes 13 and 11. DP needle size 11. Work the entire hat using 1 strand of each yarn.

Begin: Cast on 100 sts, loosely on needles. Join and Knit even for 2″. Dec 10 sts. evenly around (90 sts). Change to and knit even for 3″ (you now have a total of 5″ knit). Dec 20 sts around (K3, K2 tog). Knit 8″ more (13″ total from beginning)

CROWN:

Row 1: K2 tog, K5,
Row 2: K
Row 3: K2, K2tog (change to DP needles now)
Row 4: K
Row 5: K2 tog, K1
Row 6: K2 tog around until you have about 6 sts left. Thread yarn into tapestry needle and pull to inside. Fasten tightly.

To Felt: Put into washing machine (small load size). Hot water/cold rinse with a little soap.

Complete cycle. It may take 2-3 cycles.

To shape: place over appropriately sized bowl, saucepan or wig form. Shape brim as desired.

Allow to dry (took nearly 3 days in my house).

I recently finished a felted hat and was so pleased w/results. The pattern if by Brown Sheep Co and is NOT copyrighted.

Pattern Note:
Doris mentioned that she made two of these hats and they were too small for her. I suggested she might want to try a needle size larger than called for in the pattern. Or another option would be to watch the felting process carefully.