Lydia. This beautiful name is of Greek origin and means beautiful one. For some religions, in their bible it also means kind, kindred spirit. Many of us have a Lydia in our lives. Mine I have known since grade school, but really connected as dear friends in adulthood. She embodies her namesake in her actions and words.
The design for the Lydia hat is delicate yet warm. Knit in worsted weight yarn, with decreases and yarnovers to create a lovely stitch pattern.
Make this hat custom for you. Choose from a short or long, folded brim with a closer beanie fit, or loose slouch feel.
Designed for worsted weight yarn. Uses 113 - 279 yd / 103-279 m
short brim: 113 (129, 150) yd / 103 (118, 137) m
long brim: 220 (247, 279) yd / 201 (226, 255) m
The Fibre Co. Cumbria (60% Merino wool, 30% masham wool and 10% mohair, 238yd/218m)
Beanie with short brim, knit in Windmere, size M/L (129 yd / 118 m)
Slouch with long brim, knit in Cowberry, size S (220 yd / 201 m)
17 sts & 24 rows = 4”/10cm measured over stockinette stitch worked in the round, blocked
US 6.0/4mm circular needles, 16”/41cm
US 8.0/5mm circular needles, 16”/41cm
US 8.0/5mm DPNs
stitch marker, tapestry needle
Adult S (M/L, XL)
To fit head circumference 18-20 (21-22.5, 23-24)” / 46-51 (53-57, 58-61) cm
Difficulty level: Adventurous beginner
Techniques: knitting in round, knit, purl, yo, k2tog, p2tog, ssk
Thank you to my wonderful preview knitters and tech editor who shared their talents and time for this project!