The Zoe hat is simple, trendy and a truly posh accessory that a beginner should be able to complete. It could be worn as a slouchy or a beanie, just fold the ribbing if you prefer closer-fitting hat. Using Moonshine, a luxurious alpaca/wool/silk blend gives this hat an elegant and warm finish. Add a big fur pompom for an extra feminine touch.
At Yarn Loop, we love the Pompon Polly which has an ingenious snap sewn into the base of this extremely lifelike faux pompom. You can easily move this pompom between several hats and wash hats without worrying about ruining the pompom. Pom is made of 100% acrylic fiber and has a very natural hand that is very soft.
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Kit includes pattern, selected yarn & removable pom pom (optional). Please choose from the 5 colors of pompoms currently in stock. For yarn winding services, click here.
DESIGNER RECOMMENDED YARN: Moonshine by Juniper Moon Farm (40% Alpaca / 40% Wool / 20% Silk; 100g/197yds): 1 Skein. Shown in Conch Shell (this color is discontinued).
ALTERNATE YARN: Knightsbridge by Fibre Company (65% Baby Llama / 25% Merino / 10% Silk; 50g/120yds): 2 Skeins. Warmer than Moonshine and just as luxurious, Knightsbridge is a 2-ply yarn with excellent stitch definition and sheen. Available in select colors.
ALTERNATE YARN: Local by O-Wool (50% Organic Merino Wool / 50% USA Alpaca; 100g/240 yds): 1 Skein. Local is a single ply yarn with a slight handspun twist which has a slight heather to the coloring.
ALTERNATE YARN: Merino Worsted by Malabrigo (100% Merino Wool; 100g/210yds): 1 Skein. Merino Worsted is a beautiful kettle-dyed yarn that does not have any silk content (so it won't have any sheen). It is a slightly thicker weight and will make a slightly bulkier hat.
NEEDLES: Size US 7 / 4.5mm 16" circular needle and set Double Points as well as Size US 5 / 3.75mm 16" circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
OTHER TOOLS: Cable Needle, Stitch Markers, Tapestry Needle, pompom
SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
GAUGE: 20 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
SIZE: fits most adults
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Circumference unstretched 18" x 9.75" tall
YARDAGE: 175-185 yds
Hat images courtesy of Designer