The Songwriter Hat
About The Songwriter Hat Knitting Pattern
This hat is a fun, cozy worsted weight project that is just as appropriate for a songwriter’s super mellow chic as it is for your best winter coat. Put a pompom on - or leave it off! Totally up to you!
I created the stitch included in this pattern - it’s called the Cicada Stitch! It’s a really fun textured stitch that gives this hat its interesting look. it’s a slightly open stitch, but worked in worsted yarn, this hat will still keep you plenty warm in most climates!
Yarn: 190(210)yds worsted weight yarn
The sample was made with the following:
Malabrigo Rios (100% Superwash Merino Wool; 3½ oz/100 gr; 210 yds/192 m) in Teal Feather
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) circular needles 16” long, and needles in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round, OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN THE CORRECT GAUGE.
US 7 (4.5mm) circular needles 16” long
Notions: Stitch marker, tapestry needle
21 sts and 30 rows = 4” in Cicada stitch using larger needles, after blocking.
Save time by taking time to check gauge.
To fit adult size S/M (M/L)
Sample shown is size M/L.
This hat is knit in the round from the bottom up.
ABBREVIATIONS & TERMS
2/2LC - 2 over 2 Left Cable: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable needle
k - knit
k2tog - knit two together (right-slanting decrease)
LT - Left Twist: Knit 2nd stitch on left needle through back loop and leave on needle, knit first st on left needle, and slip both stitches from needle.
p - purl
rep - repeat(s)(ed)(ing)
rnd(s) - round(s)
RT - Right Twist: Knit second st on left needle, but leave it on the needle, then knit first st and drop both from left needle
ssk - slip 2 stitches individually as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together through the back loops (left-slanting decrease)
st(s) - stitch(es)