Flight of Fancy Hat Knitting Pattern
I have spent the majority of my life doing creative work – as an artist, writer, and entrepreneur. Daydreaming isn’t out of the question for me! To me, flights of fancy – although often seen as unrealistic and overly imaginative – are the seeds of amazing possibilities! This hat is knit in the round, with worsted weight yarn, and the design uses stranded knitting. The hat be made with a pom-pom, or without.
Prefer a tassel? Go for it!
Although I have shared the brand/colors of the yarn I used, I strongly encourage you to use your imagination to come up with the color combinations that will bring your flights of fancy to life!
Intermediate: This pattern uses stranded
knitting techniques and is knit in the round.
The hat is worked from the bottom up,
finishing at the center of the crown.
The pattern is broken into sections: Brim,
Lice Pattern, Striped Section, Flight of Fancy
Pattern (colorwork section), and Crown.
Additional embellishments, such as pompom,
tassels, or other fun accoutrements
are entirely up to you!
Yarn: Two colors of CASCADE 220 – I used
color 9454 (Ranier Heather) as the Main
Color, and color 9460 (Dune Heather) as the
Needles: US size 6 (4mm) and US size 7
(4.5mm) 16” circular needles
US size 7 (4.5mm) needles in preferred style
for small circumference knitting in the
20 sts and 28 rows = 4"in St st
One size fits most adults.
Head circumference: 21 ."
ABBREVIATIONS & TERMS
K – Knit
P – Purl
St st – Stockinette Stitch
K2tog– Knit 2 Together: Knit the next two
stitches together as if they are one.
M1R – Make 1 Right: Using tip of left needle
and bringing needle point from back of
work to front of work, lift the strand
between the stitch on your right needle,
and the stitch on the left needle onto the
left needle and knit it.
PM – Place Marker
Rep – Repeat
SM – Slip Marker
St(s) – Stitch(es)
Arenda Holladay has a great blog post
about stranded/fair isle knitting:
Great introduction to color work!
With Ladianne’s excellent written directions this hat is a perfect first time design as you explore color work.