A softer take on the classic Fedora, this hat is knit in the round, then felted in a washing machine. Add a ribbon or band around the hat for extra flair. Dress up for a night out on the town or add the finishing touch to your Halloween costume, too. Complete instructions are provide for knitting, felting and shaping the hat.
"I have found that many of my customers are accomplished knitters but are unsure of their felting skills. There are many little tips that can help with felting that are too varied or random to include in every pattern. [The monthly] newsletter will answer direct questions and offer some tips that will help you achieve the outcome you want. Thanks!" --Cindy
Kit includes printed & pdf pattern & selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Ecological Wool by Cascade Yarns (100% Wool; 250g/478yds): 1 Skein.
ALTERNATE YARN: Chunky by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/104 yds): 3 Skeins. Closest color match: Frank Ochre. Beautiful variegated colors on super soft merino wool from South America.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% Mohair; 113g/125 yds: 2 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed. Mohair adds a shimmer and heathered effect to the yarn, plus a little fuzziness to the finished product.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Bulky by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 200g/
155 yds): 2 Skeins. USA grown, milled & dyed 3-ply yarn. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow at least 7 business days for your order to arrive at your location.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Adult- Exact sizing can be accomplished through felting process.
YARDAGE: 240 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - felting
NEEDLES: Size US 10 / 6mm 24" circular needle & set of Double Points, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, Fiberfill, balloon, or ball (for wet blocking)
GAUGE: 14 sts = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop