This aran weight hat features bold slip stitches to create the fun graphic effect. Begin with the ribbed brim and add a contrast color for the large honeycombs with a slipped seed stitch pattern filling the honeycomb shapes. I used De Rerum Natura’s aran weight wool called Cyrano. It’s very plush, soft, and woolly and it knits up super fast!
Finished Measurements 20” / 51cm brim circumference measured slightly stretched. Shown on a 21.5” / 55cm head circumference.
The hat comfortably stretches to fit up to a 23” / 58cm head circumference. For a larger hat, try going up a needle size.
Yarn Aran weight
The samples were knit with De Rerum Natura Cyrano, which is a woolly and plush aran weight merino. It feels thicker than a standard worsted weight yarn. Select a yarn that has approximately 164yds / 150m per 100g skein.
You could also try holding 1 strand of DK weight yarn together with 1 strand of fingering weight yarn to get an aran weight gauge.
Yardage MC - 110yds / 101m CC - 55yds / 50m total
Needles US 9 / 5.5mm circular in 40” / 100cm length or one size smaller than larger needle US 10 / 6mm circular in 40” / 100cm or size needed to obtain gauge
Magic loop method is used for knitting in the rnd.
Notions 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle
Gauge 16 sts & 34 rnds = 4” / 10cm in Honeycomb pattern using larger needles 17 sts & 26 rnds = 4” / 10cm in 2x2 Ribbing unstretched using smaller needles
De Rerum Natura Cyrano Blue Hat MC - Nuit (dark blue) CC - Ciel (light blue)
Gray Gold Hat MC - Goeland (gray) CC - Dore (gold)