Coin Flip Hat
I find myself constantly drawn to mini skeins of yarn. They are such a great way to expand my range of colors and to meet new yarn dyers. I’m also always interested in how the same set of colors can take on a different appearance.
I began experimenting with a modular garter stitch construction using mini skeins and stumbled into this whimsical design. With multiple styling options, COIN FLIP HAT seemed like the perfect name to express this quality. Flip a coin to choose how to vary stripe width and colors. Flip the hat around for a different style.
This hat is an equally great project to use a special mini skein set or to use up leftovers from other projects. This design is a blank canvas to create a unique lightweight hat for yourself or a friend. I can’t wait to see what you make.
This hat is designed for fingering weight mini skeins! agirlandherwool Sock, 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon, 463 yd / 423 m per 100 g, or similar fingering weight yarn.
Samples shown in May 2021 mystery yarn club color set called Dawn to Dusk.
A set of 5 20 g mini skeins is enough for any size, and it might be possible to make 2 hats from a 100 g set! Each hat requires 185-370 yd / 169-338 m (40-80 g).
26 stitches & 52 rows = 4” (10 cm) in garter stitch knit flat
SUGGESTED NEEDLE SIZE
US 2 (2.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Sizes 1 (2, 3, 4, 5)
16” (17”, 18.5”, 20”, 21.5”) / 41 (43, 47, 51, 55) cm.
Choose a size 2-4” (5-10 cm) smaller than actual head size for a snug fit
Short: 8.2-8.5” (20.8-21.6 cm)
Tall: 10.2-10.5” (26-27 cm)
Finished height varies slightly based on length of rolled brim.
The Short height may or may not have full ear coverage. The Tall height can be worn slouchy or folded up.
Yarn support: agirlandherwool
Tech editing: Bronwyn Hahn
Test knitting: Judy B., Pia B., Tammy B., Christen C., Cathleen F., Gwyneth G., Kim G., Sara G., Valerie J., Amber M., Tiffany N., Wendy N-H., Renee S., Felicia T., Julie T., Katherine T., and Cera W.