Spring finally cometh...
The dilemma of what to knit

A Quicky Hat...and the pattern


The hat is finito. I gave it a quick bath in Eucalan Woolwash and it soften up a bit but it is still scratchy but not so much that it is uncomfortable especially if I leave my locks down.  I love the colourway of this Noro yarn--stripes without any effort. 

Quicky Noro Silk Garden Hat


Yarn: 140 yards of worsted weight yarn. 1.5 skeins of Noro Silk Garden was used in sample.

Needles: Set of 5 dpns size 7 (4.5mm). Crystal palace dpns were used in sample.

Gauge: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4 inches




k2tog=knit 2 stitches together

p2tog=purl 2 stitches together

k3tog=knit 3 stitches together

p3tog=purl 3 stitches together


Cast on 104 stitches. Join in the round, be careful to not twist the stitches. Divide onto 4 dpns (28 stitches on needles, 1, 2, 3, and 20sts on 4th needle). Place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of a round.

Round 1: *k4, p4; rep from * to the end of round.

Repeat Round 1 until item measures 6.75 inches from cast on edge.

Crown shaping

Next round: *k1, k2tog, k1, p4; rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k3, p4; rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k3, p1, p2tog, p1; rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k3, p3: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k3tog, p3: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k1, p3: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k1, p3tog: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k1, p1: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: *k2tog: rep from * to the end of round

Next round: k to the end of round

Next round: k1, *k2tog: rep from * to the end of round.

Cut yarn leaving a 8 inch tail. Thread the yarn tail end through tapestry needle and pass it through the remaining stitches. Cinch the top close. Weave all yarn tail ends.

Wash the hat in warm Eucalan Woolwash and allow to dry.

Interested in a PDF file, click here: Download NoroSilkGardenHat.pdf

I leave you with this picture of what happens at the end of the day around my house....it makes the day worth it! 



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Awwwww...I love both the picture and the hat. Now if I could only knit with needles. I do have a efg wonderloom, so if it could be done on that...that is the only way I can do it. You have so many reasons to be proud!!!


Hey great hat pattern! Let see if I have enough yarn left over from my poppy so I can make one:)

What a sweet picture of you and your precious little girl:)


A lovely and simple hat. I should try one for myself and my family. Thanks for your pattern.

Kathy N

What a great way to end the day! I remember how great that felt and I really miss it.

Kristy Konst

The hat is gorgeous. The little ones know that you are busy and the give us love when they say you need it. My kids give it to me all the time especially when i am in the middle of a project. she is as beautiful as you are Iseala


I could almost hear the chorus of Awwws when I saw the darling picture of you and Nyah. So precious.
And I love the hat!
:) Becky


It's true what they say.... a picture is worth a thousand words. I love it when my babies snuggy with me :)


Now that is a photo worth a million words. It's relaxing me just to look at you both:) You two are so precious. Thank you so much for posting this pattern and only uses 140 yds of worsted weight yarn! It looks very nice and I like that it's a quick knit.


Aww you have a kiddo cuddle puddle. :D

Pretty Hat too. ;)


How sweet. Those times always make it worth it. Is that a Winnie the Pooh fleece blanket? My daughter has the same thing :)


How precious! Beautiful little angel asleep on Mommie's shoulder. What a wonderful way to end each day.

Love the hat. The glass head is way cool! Where did you get it?




Ya'll are so precious. Lovin' that hate, too.


Awww, how sweet!
A basic hat is always a great and satisfying project. Thanks for sharing!


Awwwww . . . what a sweetie! I love having a little one fall asleep in my arms.

Wonderful Silk Garden beanie. I made a similar beanie for my father-in-law a couple of years ago with Noro Silk Garden, and it does soften considerably with time and wear.


What a sweet picture :) Isn't it just like them to climb up onto you when you're knitting (even on looms ;). The hat is beautiful! It's definately time to try the needles again.

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