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Billie Hat by Cynthia Pilon Designs

Cynthia Pilon Designs

Snow 740
Enchanted Forest N25
Limestone 144
Sapphire N65
Charcoal 880
Black Oak 800
Grey Heather N03
Pepper 601
Toffee Bar 750
Stone 701
Latte N93
Ash 720
Aran N91
Blue Marina 505
Turquoise Wonder N78
Victorian Pink N87
Bold Sangria 301
Silver Charm 127
Sandy Heather M01
White Frost M11
Creme M10
Brown Heather M02
Grey Heather M03
Deep Charcoal M06
Blue Magic M77
Jack's Plum M29
Wild Violet M173
Rooster Red M154
Kiwi M191
Persian Peacock M124
Highland Fleece 1303
Wild Thyme 1306
Cast Iron 1300
Storm Cloud 1301
Grey Harbor 1304
Dark Chocolate 1313
Gravel Road 1302
Drift Wood 1312
Quartz Crystal 1319
Thermal Spring 1318
PRE-ORDER any 1 color
Natural MM063
Black Forest MM179
Black MM195
Frank Ochre MM035
Polar Morn MM009
Shocking Pink MM184
Rhodesian MM123
Pale Khaki MM602
Sweet Grape MM509
Stone Blue MM099
Emerald MM135
Mint MM506
Lettuce MM037
Periwinkle MM192
Pattern Only

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.

Directly from Cindy:  "I’ve found that many of my customers are accomplished knitters but unsure of their felting skills. I’ve recently started a newsletter where I answer customer’s questions and provide tips on felting, as well as announce new patterns and provide substantial newsletter-only discounts." Newsletter Signup

Pattern Kit includes .pdf file & printed pattern as well as selected yarn. For yarn winding services, click here.

 Worsted Weight

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

    Category: felting, hat, ladies, men, Merino Wool, women, wool, Worsted

    Type: Pattern

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