This nice blue hat was made for my partner for his summer birthday. He selected the pattern amongst a number of hat patterns I showed him in early spring. He was a fan of M Cousteau growing up.
This popular pattern has been in my queue awhile. Looks great and I made a lot of mods from the pattern including using an worsted/aran yarn and another needle size. I tried 120sts on 3.5mm and it was too big. I hoped the 100sts would not be too tight and it fits well for a toque. The only thing I may change next time is that the double decreases do look abrupt at the top when you aren’t wearing it. I am not sure how I’d alter it. Other than that, easy peasy lemon squeezy.
Yarn is workhorse and very twiggy. Also love using a Canadian producer.
Jacques Cousteau Hat, started June 2, 2017, finished June 15, 2017.
Pattern: Jacques Cousteau Hat by Lalla Pohjanpalo
Made for: P – 23” Head circumference
Yarn: Briggs & Little Regal – 100% wool – 46 Royal Blue – 272 yards/249 meters – 113g – 1 skein
Needles: US6 4.0mm – 40”/100cm circular
Modifications & Notes:
- German Twisted CO 100 sts on 4.0mm
- Knit K3P2 for 8”
- Decrease: sl1, k1, psso
- First dec row: K21 in pattern, dec, pm; k32 in pat, dec, pm; k23 in pat, dec, pm; p2.
- Knit in patt until 2 sts before each marker, dec, slip marker, repeat
- Knit dec for 2” then double decrease row: K in patt until 4 sts before each marker, k2tog, sl1, k1, psso, slm, rep – until 12 sts remain
- Break yarn, pass through sts
Cost of Project: $4 for skein
Would I knit it again? Yes and maybe decrease slightly earlier and/or make it taller.