This set of hairpin lace hat patterns presents an easy way to explore the versatility of the hairpin lace technique. Create three distinctly different hats, exploring different hairpin lace joining methods, and each time you will be rewarded with a hat of delicate and timeless styling.
Don't be fooled, the filligree texture of the hairpin lace stitches makes these hats appear deceptively intricate. No one will make you confess that they are exceedingly simple and fun to make. These hat patterns are for intermediate knitters/crocheters who are able to work repetitive patterns and mid-level shaping and finishing.
Hats in the collection include:
Monaco Floppy Brim Hat (pictured in light blue): This floppy-brimmed hat is a saucy throw back to the big volume glamour hats of the late 60's and 70's. Pair it with big sunglasses and a cocktail for a swank resort-style look. Create this hat with 220 yds of Worsted Weight rayon yarn (featured yarn is 1 skein of Fiesta Rayon Boucle in Quince) and 180 yds of Sport Weight Silk Yarn (featured yarn is 1 skein of Fiesta La Luz in Quince). You will need a Hairpin Lace Loom that adjusts to widths 1.5", 2" and 2.5", an F Crochet Hook (or size to obtain gauge), a larger crochet hook such as a K Crochet Hook, 2 yards brimlock millinery wire or 16 gauge galvanized wire, duct tape or brimlock joiner, optional scarf or coordinating fabric as hat band, and a Tapestry Needle. The finished cloche will fit most adults (20-22" head circumference). Brim diameter is approximately 16.5". This hat is intermediate.
Venetian Lace Beret (pictured in red): This versatile hat is a lacey spin on the classic wardrobe essential. Wear it when you'd like to wear a hat, but don't really need the extra warmth. It is extremely quick to work up, using only 3 wide hairpin lace strips. Create this hat with 140 yards of heavy rayon/mohair blend Worsted Weight Yarn (featured yarn is 1 skein of Fiesta La Boheme in Poppies). You will need a Hairpin Lace Loom that adjusts to widths 2" and 2.5", an I Crochet Hook and a Tapestry Needle. Finished beret will fit most adults (head circumference 20-22"). Hat diameter is approximately 10.5". This hat is easy. Click here to order a kit!
Banff Winter Beanie (pictured in blue violet): This simple and classic hat is a great example of how knitting and hairpin lace can be paired together to achieve stunning results. The hairpin lace stripe gives this sporty little beanie a unique, feminine flair. Create this hat with 120 yards of worsted weight rayon yarn (featured yarn is 1 skein of Fiesta DK Kokopelli in Buckaroo Blue) and 30 yds of coordinating Worsted Weight Yarn (featured yarn is Fiesta Rayon Boucle in Sandstone). You will need a Hairpin Lace Loom that adjusts to widths 1.5", 2" and 2.5", an H Crochet Hook, US 5, 16" Circular Needles, 1 set of US 5 Double Point Needles, a larger hook such as a K Crochet Hook, 11 Stitch Markers, and a Tapestry Needle. Finished hat fits most adults (head circumference 20-22"). Crown to brim is 7". This hat is easy!