A winter hat that covers the ears, Billie features a flat top, slightly tapered sides and a bill for shade. It is knit in the round, then felted in a washing machine. Warm and sporty. Please do not use superwash yarns because they will not felt properly.
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Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Wool of the Andes Worsted by Knit Picks (100% Wool; 50g/110 yds): 3 Skeins.
ALTERNATE YARN: NatureSpun Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (100% USA Wool; 100g/245 yds): 2 Skeins. Durable, strong, staple yarn made 100% in the USA! Solids & heathers only.
ALTERNATE YARN: Lamb's Pride Worsted by Brown Sheep Co. (85% USA Wool / 15% USA Mohair; 113g/190 yds): 2 Skeins. Add a little extra fuzziness and texture to your hat with a touch of mohair in this single ply, American made yarn.
ALTERNATE YARN: Woolstok by Blue Sky Fibers (100% Peruvian Fine Highland Wool; 50g/123 yds): 3 Skeins. Please use color Wild Thyme to closely match the hat in the images. This heathered and soft wool comes from Peru and is wonderfully soft, but not as soft as merino wool. Very durable and can be knit several times without any fraying, just like NatureSpun. Heathering adds extra depth and different colored "hairs" in the finished hat. PRE-ORDER now available in any color. Please allow an extra 7 business days for your PRE-ORDER to arrive at your location.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 2 Skeins. Felts beautifully & is so cuddly soft due to the luxurious merino wool! Merino Worsted is available in subtle to wildly variegated colors.
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Adult- Exact sizing can be accomplished through felting process.
YARDAGE: 300 yds
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - small circular knitting with double points
NEEDLES: Size US 10.5 / 6.5mm Set of Double Points and small circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
GAUGE: 13 sts x 13 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch, unfelted. This project will shrink approximately 20% once felted.
Images courtesy of Cindy Pilon with yarn images by Yarn Loop