This slightly slouchy hat features a wave and banjo cable pattern reminiscent of American vaudeville theater in the early 1900s. Or as I like to think of it, Cosmo Brown’s beginnings from the movie Singin’ in the Rain. With big yarn, some cables to keep it interesting, and old-fashioned seed stitch, this hat knits up quickly and is perfect for bus, train, or TV knitting to keep your hands busy.
This hat is knit in the round and comes in one size. Final hat dimensions are 20” around and 7.5” long after blocking. Gauge is 4 stitches to the inch.
I knit this hat for myself, and I love the way it fits on my head. Knit at such a large gauge, it is just big enough to wear for short jaunts without crushing my curls. I’m toying with the idea of blocking it around a plate to make it a true beret, and that will give my hair plenty of room.
You can download the pattern PDF here. Ravelry details are here. Just in time for last minute Solstice or Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa gifts. I hope you enjoy it!
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