Hat knitting pattern: instant download pdf. I'm delighted to finally have my Mervue beanie available for sale! As a knitter from the Aran Islands, I love adapting the Aran style to suit modern knitters. Here, I have taken a classic Aran style lattice pattern and adapted the motif to work it in the round, on two sizes of circular needle. The finished hat is seamless, with the cables flowing from brim to crown without interruption.
The cabling pattern is not overly complicated, but there is some adjusting of the stitch marker to ensure that the cabling pattern stays seamless throughout. I would consider this a pattern suitable for intermediate knitters.
The hat is sized for an adult, but instructions are given on adjusting the stitch count to create a smaller or larger hat. Any Aran yarn should be suitable for this pattern, 5 mm needles/US8 and 5.5mm needles/US9 are recommended, but there is some leeway given that Aran yarns can vary a little in thickness. I would suggest being guided by the needle size recommended for the Aran yarn you are using. One 100g skein should be just enough for one hat. I would suggest a requirement of 120 metres/130 yards of yarn.
The hat is shown here in a classic beanie style, but it can also be worked as a slouchy beanie, by working more of the main lattice motif. Instructions for this are included in the pattern. In the classic beanie style, the hat measures around 17 inches (43 cm) in circumference (flat, unworn) and 8 1/2 inches (22 cm) from brim to crown (but as I said, it can be adjusted in length as you are knitting).
I'm a knitter from the Aran Islands and am delighted to have my own original designs now available here : )
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A very clear pattern that makes a stunning hat. Love the end result. Very satisfying to complete.