Botanic Hat


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  • This is a PDF knitting pattern.

    This design was inspired by the simplicity of a wooden pavilion roof at the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Knit from brim to crown, this reversible ribbed beanie features pronounced slipped stitch columns that feed into the center top of the hat. The reverse side displays a smooth 3x1 rib, allowing another option for wear. Have fun pairing two yarns together to achieve interesting colorful and textural effects. I hope you enjoy knitting and playing with the different versions of this hat as much as I did!

  • Size
    One size to fit average adult head (22-24″/56- 61cm)

    Worsted weight


    MC – 80yds(standard), 120yds(folded brim)
    CC - 60yds

    1 set US 6/4mm and US 7/4.5mm DPNs

    4 stitch markers, tapestry needle

    22 sts = 4″/10cm in 3x1 rib (unstretched), using US 7/4.5mm needles

    Pattern Notes
    Different sizes can be achieved by altering your gauge with different needle sizes and/or yarn weight. This hat is designed to cover the ears. If you prefer a hat that only covers the tops of the ears, work 5.5″/14cm before shaping the crown. Also included are instructions to knit this hat with a folded brim.

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  • MC – Cascade Ecological Wool (8063)
    CC - Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed (16)