Maple Leaf Rag

The pattern for the Maple Leaf Rag hat was meant to be released tomorrow, but I’d forgotten that Malabrigo Stockpile starts at midnight tonight. In order to allow participants to get a jump on knitting, I released the pattern a day early.

I love buttons. Unnecessary, frivolous, pretty, silly buttons for the sake of buttons. Lately I’ve been seeing hats with button tabs in various clothing catalogs and magazines. I love these hats and knew I wanted to make my own.

The beautiful worsted weight yarn from OrangeFlower provided the opportunity, and a simple rib pattern provided the texture I wanted. This is a super easy, super fast knit with a fun result. The cloche style hat has a vintage flair, while the slouch fits in with current trends. The end result looks great on people of all ages and genders. Enjoy!

Adult S/M [M/ L] Cloche or Slouch

Brim circumference: 20 [23] inches

* OrangeFlower Worsted Weight Merino Superwash [100%
Superwash merino; 218 yd per 100g skein]; colors: Burnt
Orange, Lichen; Cloche: 1 [1] skeins, Slouch: 1 [2] skeins
* 1 set US #6/4mm double-point needles
* 16 inch US #4/3.5 mm circular needle OR straight needles
* 16 inch US #6/4mm circular needle
* stitch marker
* tapestry needle
* large decorative button

18 sts/27 rows = 4” in stockinette stitch on US #6 needles

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  1. MrKninja

    Really proud of the pictures we got for this one. Now I want to paint all of our walls a different solid color! Also: I get to keep the slouch hat, right?

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