Barnraiser is my last hat release before the weather turns warm, so I thought I’d give it a pop of color. You can personalize yours with a pompom made from scraps of a favorite, fun yarn. It is suitable for women, men, and children, and can be very subdued and classic knit in a subtle color. The sample is shown in Shalimar Yarns Enzo Sport in the “Barnraiser” colorway. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters, with basic knowledge of cabling. Please see specific required skills below. Instructions are both written and charted. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
knitting in the round
18 (19 1⁄2)” / 46 (49.5) cm circumference at brim.
7 1⁄2” (8 1⁄2)” / 19 (21.5) cm high.
To fit 19-21 (21-23)” / 48.5-53.5 (53.5-58.5) cm head circumference closely.
1 skein Shalimar Yarns Enzo Sport in “Barnraiser”; 295 yds / 270 m per skein; 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon.
1⁄4 skein Shalimar Yarns Breathless DK in “Copper Pennies”; 270 yds / 240 m per skein; 75% Merino,15% Cashmere; 10% Silk
Hat requires approximately 170 (200) yds / 155 (183) m sport weight yarn.
Pompom uses approximately 40 yds / 37 m sport to worsted weight yarn. Pompom is shown in DK weight yarn.
needles & notions
US 4 (3.5 mm) 16” / 40 cm circular needle.
US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs.
OR sizes necessary to make gauge.
2 1⁄2” / 65 mm pompom maker (optional)
Taken after blocking. 29.5 sts/36 rnds equal 4”/10 cm ink1,p1 rib, unstretched.
31 sts / 36 rnds equal 4” / 10 cm in cable pattern, slightly stretched.
The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.