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JOHANNEhat

This winter wardrobe staple was inspired by the hat that the character Johanne is wearing in the Norwegian television series "Hjem til jul" (engl. "Home for Christmas"). With its simple 2x2 rib and the tree layer brim, it is elegant, timeless and super warm.

JOHANNE hat comes in 8 sizes and is a very easy and mindless knit that is perfectly suited for beginner knitters. I have been wearing this hat non-stop since I made it and it might be my favorite of all the hats I made so far.
View the Ravelry pattern page here.

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Two pieces of fabric with measurements on the side.

SIZES

1 (2, 3, 4) (5, 6, 7, 8)

to fit a head circumference of:
52 (53.5, 55, 56.5) (58, 59.5, 61, 62.5) cm
20.5 (21, 21.75, 22.25) (22.75, 23.5, 24, 24.5) "

with about 4-5cm / 1.5-2" negative ease.

A ball of yarn with knitting needles stuck in it.

YARN

34 (35, 37, 38) (40, 41, 42, 43) g of Rico Design Essentials Super Kid Mohair Silk(25g, 200m / 219yds, 50% Merino wool, 50% Shetland wool) in color 024
and
40 (41, 44, 45) (46, 47, 48, 50) g of Holst Supersoft (50g, 287m / 314yds, 50%Merino wool, 70% Mohair, 30% Silk) in color 16 (indigo)
and
a pompom (if you want one)

Please note that these values are only estimates. Changes in yarn or gauge as well as changes of the pattern can result in a different yardage.

An abtracted illustration of a gauge swatch.

GAUGE

34 sts and 36 rounds = 10cm / 4" in 2x2 rib
Measured after blocking without stretching the fabric; the purl stitches of the rib are included in the given amount of stitches, even if they are not visible when the fabric is laying down on a flat surface
and
22 sts and 34 rounds = 10cm / 4" in 2x2 rib
Measured after blocking while stretching the fabric so that the purl stitches are as visible as the knit stitches

Two knitting needles lying on top of each other.

NEEDLES

3mm (or size to obtain gauge with)

A scissor and a stitch holder.

TOOLS

A tapestry needle for attaching the fake fur pompom and weaving in the ends. A marker for the beginning of the round.

A piece of knitting fabric still on one needle

TECHNIQUES

  • knit and purl stitches
  • working in the round
  • working decreases
  • German Twisted Cast-On
Half filled star.Empty star.Empty star.

DIFFICULTY

This pattern is one of the easiest projects out there and suited for beginner knitters.