FO: Evan Hat

March 31, 2008 at 5:20 pm | Posted in Evan hat, FOs, free pattern, lace | 1 Comment

This was a quick knit, and would have been done by Friday if Friday hadn’t been filled with busy. I was out of the house for most of the day, and a good chunk of that involved reconciliation with my parents. For those who know me quite personally, you’ll understand how sitting and talking out our grievances was a big step forward for the three of us.

But that’s neither here nor there. Back to the hat!

This hat really had been a long time in the making, though most of that was designing and laziness at actually casting on. But once I did, it moved swiftly, and it was an easy pattern. And because I promised, here’s the pattern.

Yarn – Worsted weight. No specific brand, since mine was knit with recycled acrylic yarn. Two different colours, or shades of the same colour. Not quite sure of the yardage, but if someone knits this and measures, feel free to tell me and I’ll credit you.
Needles – US 8.
Hat is knit flat, then seamed. (Though it could be altered to knit in the round, if you like.)


Cast on 88 stitches in Colour A, using your preferred cast-on method. (I used long-tail.)

Knit in a 2×2 rib for 8 rows.

Switch to Colour B, and follow the following pattern:

R1 – K10, (yo, k2tog) x2, K16, (yo, k2tog) x2, K30, (yo, k2tog) x2, K20
R2 – P20, (yo, p2tog) x2, P30, (yo, p2tog) x2, P16, (yo, p2tog) x2, P10

Repeat these two rows until the piece measures about 7 inches from the start of Colour B, ending at the end of R1. Purl one row all the way across, then bind off.

With the wrong side facing out, fold in half, following the BO edge, and sew along that and down one side. Turn right-side out.

For the tassel, just braid together three lengths of yarn in the colour of your choice (I used a corresponding lighter shade of purple), then sew them at the bottom corners or the hat, so that the hat can now tie under the chin.

If, like me, your seaming isn’t the neatest when you knit the flat version of this hat, then one trick to making the hat look even on both sides is to make a longer braid, and then sew it from the top corners down, all down the sides, so that the braid hides the seam and yet can still be used for decoration and to tie under the chin.

And there you have it. The Evan hat!


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  1. Ria,
    Are there pictures for your patterns?
    I like your blog.

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