Kristi Holaas', of Kreations by Kristi, favortie hat
style is the Fedora and she wants you to knit, felt and wear one with
attitude! Her Felted Fedoras look good on
everybody, kids, women, men, even teenagers. Knit yours in a solid or
mix two colors together and even switch it up and make a contrasting
brim. Its easily knit in the round with doubled worsted weight
100% wool yarn such as Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted,
Malabrigo Merino Worsted or Cascade 220 Wool.
Add a snazzy hat band and cute or sassy button, hat band suggestions are
included or knit the hat band in with a contrast color for an easy
Fedora with pizazz.
Holaas shares her inspiration for this
pattern..."After dissecting a store bought fedora, I designed the
pattern to be knit in one piece from the brim up. Short rows help shape
the front brim which can be made longer if desired. The body of the hat
can be made taller if youre looking for more coverage and still retain
the signature fedora shaping at the top of the hat."
Sizes: XS: 20-21; S: 21-22; M: 22-23; L:
23-24 Felt until it Fits!
Yarn: 300, 325, 375, 425 yards 100% wool in a worsted weight
Needles: US 11 (8.0mm)
Gauge: 12 stitches and 4 rows = 4" in stockinette