As 90s style makes a comeback, so does the oversized newsboy/baker boy hat! The Aran Baker Boy Cap is a fun interpretation of this classic, unisex style, easy to both knit and wear. As a knitter from the Aran Islands, I love taking elements of the traditional style, and adapting it to suit today's lifestyles.
The hat is knit in the round from the brim to the crown, with stitches picked up afterwards and knit back and forth in garter stitch for the brim, and finally a little ‘button’ is knit to attach to the crown. There are no complicated stitches involved; the hat is styled to have various ‘wedges’ which have a twisted stitch border, and moss or seed stitch within those borders. It would be suitable for improving beginners to intermediate knitters.
The hat comes in three different adult sizes: Small, Medium and Large. The nature of the design makes it easy to adjust in size, if you wish to work outside the sizes given, as you merely work one more or less of the wedges.
Aran (or worsted) weight yarn (around 150g/200m or 215 yards required)
4.5mm circular needle (US 7)
5mm circular needle (US 8)
Knitter’s sewing needle/Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
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All my items are wrapped in crepe paper for free; if you would like sturdy wrapping for a festive occasion; please choose the gift wrapping option when ordering and let me know any special requirements (e.g. Christmas gift/birthday gift).
All of my knitted accessories (except items which have stuffing, like charms or baubles) can be machine-washed on a gentle wool wash at 30 degrees, or hand washed if you prefer. Certain items, such as cafetieres and tea-cosies, have been knitted in a more hard-wearing wool/acrylic mix: these can be washed in a regular machine wash at 40 degrees.
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