Elizabeth Felgate

for Elizabeth Felgate Designs   2017

Prevail Hat

Will you prevail? This hat may look complicated but only requires, knit, purl, left twist and right twist stitches.

So warm, so soft, so pretty. Sometimes putting something on that protects and comforts me reminds that whatever the weather (real or metaphorical) good things will prevail if I stay strong and grounded. Cold can be overcome, and we will return to the hearthside. The world will be set to rights and the darkness banished. Yes, a gentle little knitting project will soothe and calm, contributing, in a small, but important way, order and beauty. Meanwhile, the loveliness of a luxury yarn provides a moment of restorative pleasure.

Designed to be worn gently slouchy or as a beanie with the brim turned back.

Pattern is fully written out and charted.

Choose a size approx. 7-10 cm (3 ½ -4 in) less than your actual head size for a snug fit or 3-5cm/1 ¼ -2in less for more relaxed slouchy fit (as shown).

Age 18mo-4years 40.5cm/16 in circ. & 24cm/9 ½ in length
Age approx 4-adult M: 49cm/19 ¼ in circ. & 25cm/9 ¾ in length
Adult L 57cm/22 ½ in circ. And 26cm/10 ¼ in length

Shown in age4-M on a head circ. of 21in/53cm

5 mm (US 8) circular needle or correct needle size to achieve gauge and a needle 1mm (1-2 US sizes) smaller for the ribbing. You can use DPNS if you prefer. Pattern assumes magic loop, but you may substitute your preferred method for small circumference knitting when decreasing the crown.

I used smaller needles as I am a looser that average knitter.

16 stitches and 22 rows over 10cm/4 in over st st.

Skills required:
Knitting in the round
twisting stitches (cabling without a cable needle)

tapestry needle to weave in ends.

Yarn and yardage
My grey sample: Luxury Yarns Altopiano 100% cashmere aran. Two balls required for all sizes. (see supplier links)
Blue sample: Cascade 220 superwash aran.
You can substitute any aran yarn with which you can achieve gauge (wool yarns or wool and acrylic mixes will also be fine here).

Age 18mo -4 years: 95m/105yds
Adult 4 years-adult M: 120m/130yds
Adult L:145m/155yds

Pattern Detail

  • pattern is fully written out and charted
  • no schematics
  • no sewing
  • fall/winter
  • no sewing, circular, bottom-up / toe-up
  • sizes are finsihed circumference: choose a size with some negative ease for a snug fit
  • digital PDF has 6 pages (a4 size)
  • easy
    • 4 x 4 in
    • 5.0 mm
    • US 8
    • 16.0 st st
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