Madeleine Hat DK
The Madeleine Hat has been one of my most popular hat patterns, but I’ve heard from a lot of people that they prefer hats in a heavier weight. An informal survey of my Instagram followers showed that people preferred their hats in DK-weight yarn by a significant margin, so I decided to update the Madeleine Hat so it can be knit in DK-weight yarn, too.
This pattern preserves the original character of the Madeleine Hat, including its distinctive rose-like crown, while making some adjustments for the heavier yarn. It comes in four sizes and is still the same soothing, meditative knit you love—now in a form that’s a little thicker, a little warmer, and much faster to make!
S, M, L, XL. Finished hat dimensions: 16.5 (18.25, 20, 21.5) in / 42 (43 cm, 51 cm, 54.5 cm) circumference (Note: most people like their hats snug, so if that’s what you’re looking for, choose a finished hat size that is somewhat smaller than your actual head.)
DK weight yarn, 140 (165, 190, 215) yds / 128 (151, 174, 197) m
Sample shown knit in Third Vault Yarns Sinaya DK, 80% SW merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon, 232 yds (212 m) per 3.5 oz (100g)
4” (10 cm) square = 24 stitches x 30 rows in stockinette (note: much of this hat is knit in seed stitch, so keep that in mind when choosing a size if your gauge loosens up significantly in seed stitch)
One set of needles for your preferred style of small-circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above, plus one set of needles two sizes smaller (for the brim).
Suggested needle sizes: US 5 (3.75 mm), US 7 (4.5 mm)
One stitch marker for beginning of round; optional additional markers between pattern repeats
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Requires cabling, decreases, and knitting in the round