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Selcouth Hat Digital Knitting Pattern

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With a deep brim perfect for folding or wearing slouchy and an allover, leaf-inspired lace pattern, the Selcouth Hat will keep your ears snug and hair in place as you dream of wandering along windswept moors.

The design for this hat was inspired by the idea of summer leaves and ivy - I was looking for a toque that would fit over hair braids and buns and this hat does the job wonderfully! The result is a hat that’s lightweight, but still warm, fits over hairpins, and keeps the ears warm (even in a Canadian winter), but is light enough to wear into spring!

The sample was knit in Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 in "Ice Grey" (90% Merino, 10% Nylon) and shown in size S. Any wool/nylon fingering-weight sock yarn should work up well as a substitute!

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Pattern Notes:

The Selcouth Hat is knit in the round from the brim up. The stitch pattern (including crown decreases) are both charted and written.

This pattern has charted and written instructions available. It also has an accessible large print option that is compatible with screen-reading software.

The large print option is done in a sans-serif font with a minimum 24 pt font size, and all pictures included have alt-text enabled for screen-readers.

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Sizes Available: S, (L)

21.25 (23) inches / 54 (58.5) cm at widest point.

16 (20.5) inches, 40.5 (52) cm brim.

Materials Required:

283 (363) yards / 259 (332 meters of fingering weight sock yarn. A wool or wool/nylon blend is suggested.


  • 3.25 mm (US 3) *Circular or Double-Pointed Needles


Gauge for Pattern:

  • 34 stitches and 41 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm square) in Lace Leaf Pattern

Techniques Used:

  • increases: m1l, yo
  • decreases: k2tog, ssk, p2tog, ssp, cdd, cddp
  • long tail cast on
  • working in the round
  • working small circumferences in the round

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Photography: Stephanie Wallace

Image Descriptions:

  1. someone wearing a knit hat, worked in fingering-weight grey yarn and leaf lace motif. The ribbed brim is folded up.
  2. someone wearing a knit hat, worked in fingering-weight grey yarn and leaf lace motif. The ribbed brim is folded up.
  3. someone wearing a knit hat, worked in fingering-weight grey yarn and leaf lace motif. The ribbed brim is folded up.
  4. a lace knit hat done in fingering-weight yarn, laying flat with the ribbed brim folded up.

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