Driftwood Waves Hat
ConstructionThe Driftwood Waves Hat is knit in the round from the bottom up, beginning with a 2x2 ribbed band. A rolled edge is worked while the body stitches sit on scrap yarn. The stitches are then picked up, and the body of the hat is worked in the Cresting Waves Lace. The crown of the hat and decreases are worked in a simple pattern simulating bubbles. Instructions are written, and charts are included for the Cresting Waves Lace and the crown decreases.
Any fingering weight yarn can be used. This hat will look great in yarns that are lightly speckled with one speckle color, have long gradients, and are light to medium in color. Please note that dark colors, stripes, and variegated yarns tend to obscure lace patterns.
Finished Measurements: Circumference 20 - 22” (51 - 56 cm); Depth 9” (23 cm). Sample shown is 14” (36 cm) blocked and relaxed and stretches easily to fit 22” (56 cm).
Yarn Used: Gigi Bonin Hand Dyed Yarns Gigi Sock (Fingering weight: 80% Merino, 20% Nylon, 400 yds/366 m, 3.5 oz/100 gm per skein); 1 skein, sample shown used 1 skein in color: Heavy Petting.
Any fingering weight yarn can be used, but do a gauge swatch to be sure you will be happy with it.
Yardage: 185 - 230 yds; 169 - 210 m.
Needles: US #3 (3.25 mm) circular needle; length 16”/41cm is recommend or size to obtain gauge. US #3 (3.25 mm) double-point needles.
Gauge: 25 sts x 44 rnds = 4”/10 cm in lace pattern in the round and blocked. A different gauge will affect drape, yardage required, and size. Swatch in the round for an accurate gauge. Tutorial links are included in the pattern for swatching in the round.
Skills Needed: knitting in the round, kfb, k2tog, p2tog, ssk, PDR/PDL (instructions provided).
Notions: unique BOR stitch marker, 8 stitch markers for horizontal repeats, tapestry needle, scrap yarn, pom-pom (optional).
- optional chart for the cresting waves lace
- optional chart for crown decreases
- written instrucitons for PDL and PDR decreases
- tips for working the decreases and lace
When I am at the ocean, my arms are stretched open, my eyes are closed, and as I feel the breeze on my face, I immediately feel like I am home. It’s an amazing feeling. The ocean is a strong influence on my designs. I created the Driftwood Waves Hat to be the perfect companion for the Driftwood Waves Cowl. Both are light weight and ideal for spring weather and cool evenings.
This hat features the beautiful Cresting Waves Lace pattern, which is based off the reverse (wrong side) of the Eyelets and Waves stitch pattern. Although the original lace was written for flat knitting, I converted the reverse side to circular knitting, and in the process created two original stitches to get the perfect wavy look. I hope you enjoy creating your own Driftwood Waves Hat, and wear it on long walks by the ocean. The matching Driftwood Waves Cowl pattern can be found here.
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