The Echinoidea by Lauren Rad Hat is knit from the brim up using a tubular cast on. At the crown, the cables decrease into a star shape. This hat is graded for three sizes but can easily be sized up or down by adding or removing one repeat of stitches.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
Requires bobbles, cabling, decreases, and knitting in the round
- Louise Robert Collection – Super Sock (75% Merino superwash wool and 25% Nylon, 400 m / 437 yds, 100 g). Sample shown knit in Oatmeal colorway.
Fingering weight yarn, 165 (202, 253) m; 180 (220, 280) yds.
NEEDLES AND NOTIONS
One set of needles for your preferred style of small circumference knitting in a size to match gauge listed above
Suggested needle sizes: 2.75 mm (US 2)
One stitch marker
Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
S (M, L) – Finished circumference 45 cm (51 cm, 57 cm) / 17.5” (20”, 22.5”)
A note about sizing: most people prefer their hats to fit snugly. Choose the size that is smaller than your actual head circumference.
35 stitches x 40 rows= 10 cm (4”) square in pattern after blocking