Strathcona is a lightweight and versatile beanie with a lace border and garter stitch ridges. Choose from one of two silhouettes: an elfin pointed crown for a whimsical festive hat, or a casual slouched beanie. If you like, top either version off with a pom pom. This hat is worked in fingering weight yarn, making it a nice light layer on winter days, but without crushing your hair. The brim is generous enough to cover your ears; or, you can fold it up and wear it like a toque.
Skill level Easy-intermediate
Size Adult M, Circumference 20 inches
Yarn Approx 250 yds fingering weight yarn Optional pom pom requires an additional 40 yards Pointed version Zealana Rimu 60% Merino 40% Possum Slouch version Brooklyn Tweed Loft 100% Wool
Gauge 24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches/10cm in pattern in stockinette, blocked
Needles 3.5 mm (or size required to obtain gauge) You will need dpn’s (or comparable) to shape the crown.