Ability: Easy Skills Required: You will be required to work a basic knit and purl pattern following a symbols chart. Yarn Type: I used 100% Italian Merino Wool in Aran weight from Baruffa in Dormouse 306 colour (Machine Washable), approximately 3 x 50g balls (68m/74y per 50g)
You could use any Aran weight yarn but be careful to match our tension and check the yardage on your substitute yarn to ensure the correct end measurements.
Yarn Weight: Aran
Sizes to Fit:
Size One One size fits an average adult head for Men and Women with extra slouch. Adult head circumference of up to 58cm/22½in Actual circumference at brim: 48cm / 19in Height: 32cm/12in
Approximately 3 x 50g balls (68m/74y per 50g)*
Yarn amounts are based on average requirements and are approximate. You may wish to order an extra ball/skein to be sure you have sufficient yarn.
Materials Required: One pair each of 3 ¾ mm (U.S 5) and 5mm (U.S 9) straight needles Tapestry needle for sewing up
Tension: In diamond pattern (as chart) using 5mm (US 8) needles: 20sts x 23rows over 10 x 10cm (4x 4in) Adjust your needle size to match this tension.
*Tensions are provided should you wish to substitute an alternative yarn to that suggested by us. Please ensure you knit a tension square to check that the yarn is suitable as not all yarns will give a like for like result.