Named for the white seed heads of the common dandelion plant, this slouchy hat is the perfect spring accessory. It’s quick to knit in an Aran-weight yarn, and the lace pattern is easily memorized and fun to work.
SIZES: One size to fit average woman
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Brim circumference: 20″ (51 cm)
YARN: Madelinetosh Tosh Chunky (100% merino; 165 yds/151 m per skein); 1 skein; color Natural
Yarn substitution note: although this yarn is labeled as a chunky weight, it works up closer to an Aran weight. If substituting yarn, you will need approximately 140 yds/128 m of Aran-weight yarn.
NEEDLES: US #8/5.0 mm circular needle, 16” long; US #9/5.5 mm circular needle, 16” long; US #9/5.5 mm double-pointed needles, set of 4 or 5
NOTIONS: Yarn needle, stitch marker, head-sized bowl or plate for blocking
GAUGE: 17 sts/26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in garter stitch on smaller needles; 15 sts/26 rows = 4 inches/10 cm in Dandelion Lace pattern on larger needles
SKILLS NEEDED: Working in the round, yarn over increase, basic decreases.
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