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Madeleine Hat DK

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This pattern has been tech edited and test knitted. It includes a second PDF accessible for knitters with low vision, following guidelines from Ravelry's Accessible Patterns group.

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
You will get the following files:
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