This listing is just for the knitting pattern for the Hearthside Hat. It does not contain a finished hat or yarn. "Purchasing" this free pattern gives you access to a PDF download. If you'd like to purchase a finished knit hat, click here.
For my entire knitting career, I’ve been pursuing the “perfect hat” - and while I have never recreated that one gift hat, I have found something else. Here, with full detail, is my personal perfect vanilla hat (that is, a basic, plain pattern), complete with all the little details that make it perfect for me. I use a combination of a specific cast-on, needle combination, and ratio of stitches between the ribbing and the hat to make an incredibly stretchy high-memory brim. I use a specific decrease rhythm for a well-shaped crown, and alter the needles and rhythm at the very end for a dense, fully closed top. I also include recommendations about places YOU can tweak the pattern to start finding your very own kind of perfect. Please feel free to contact me with questions!