Happy to announce that the Lacy Leaves hat is available now as a free download! This hat is made using my technique for a very stretchy brim, to cover your ears and be comfortable. I wanted something that could use just one skein of sock weight wool yarn. My first attempt was with varigated yarn (Tokyo Shrine from my Etsy shop), but it made it difficult to see the lace. The second attempt came out much better, and I used it all winter 🙂
The hat is also available as both a beanie and a slouch hat. Just add an extra repeat of the lace pattern to make it longer, as noted in the pattern.
Full credit for the lace goes to My Picot who have instructions on using this lace to make a scarf! What I did was redo the pattern so that it could be worked in the round, without turning chains, which meant recounting and flipping every other row of the original pattern. It took a few days but I think it turned out well worth it! I also added my brim like I mentioned before.
Check out the pattern and I hope to see your versions of this hat! Pin the pattern to spread the word and tag me on Instagram if you have it with @KnottyMagpie 🙂 And check out my other crochet patterns in the gallery or in my Ravelry shop.