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).
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Jan 28, 2023
A very clear pattern that makes a stunning hat. Love the end result. Very satisfying to complete.
Jan 24, 2023
Easy to follow. I used a thicker wool and thicker needles, so did a tension square first to work out how many stitches I should use.
Dec 28, 2022
This is a great pattern and very versatile. The instructions are very clear. As an experienced knitter, after completing one repeat, I was able to knit without looking at instructions until I got to the Crown decreases. Because I wanted a smaller hat, I used smaller needles and the pattern as it is written and it worked out perfectly. I plan to make this hat again in the larger size as written. I used a tubular caston which is always my preference. I am sorry there is no picture, but I had to mail the finished hat for a birthday present and realized after it was packaged that I had not taken pictures.
Dec 24, 2021
This pattern was well-written and the hat is terrific. Although I used the needle sizes specified, my first hat with 104 stitches was quite large, so for the second I reduced by 8 stitches as directed and it fit an adult perfectly. People planning to make this hat might want to knit a test panel to check the gauge.