Lydia. This beautiful name is of Greek origin and means beautiful one. For some religions, in their bible it also means kind, kindred spirit. Many of us have a Lydia in our lives. Mine I have known since grade school, but really connected as dear friends in adulthood. She embodies her namesake in her actions and words.

 

The design for the Lydia hat is delicate yet warm. Knit in worsted weight yarn, with decreases and yarnovers to create a lovely stitch pattern.

 

Make this hat custom for you. Choose from a short or long, folded brim with a closer beanie fit, or loose slouch feel.

 

Yarn

Designed for worsted weight yarn. Uses 113 - 279 yd / 103-279 m

Short brim: 113 (129, 150) yd / 103 (118, 137) m

Long brim: 220 (247, 279) yd / 201 (226, 255) m

 

Sample knits

The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair, 238yd/218m)

Beanie with short brim, knit in Windmere, size M/L (129 yd / 118 m)

Slouch with long brim, knit in Cowberry, size S (220 yd / 201 m)

 

Gauge

17 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10cm measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round, blocked

 

Needles

US 6.0/4mm circular needles, 16”/41cm

US 8.0/5mm circular needles, 16”/41cm

US 8.0/5mm DPNs

 

Tools

stitch marker, tapestry needle

 

Finished Dimensions

Adult S (M/L, XL) To fit head circumference 18-20 (21-22.5, 23-24)” / 46-51 (53-57, 58-61) cm

 

Difficulty level

adventurous beginner

 

Techniques

knitting in round, knit, purl, yo, k2tog, p2tog, ssk

 

Thank you to my wonderful preview knitters who shared their talent and time for this project. And a special thank you to my tech editor Melissa Metzbower

 

Ravelry Pattern Page - If you prefer, click HERE to purchase this pattern thru Ravelry and to take a peek at other knitters completed cowls!

Lydia Hat PDF Pattern

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