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Brooklyn Cap

Learn to needle-felt on a hat of a different stripe.

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Laura Irwin's simple felted hat is available in three sizes for men and women. This pattern is worked in the round on circular and double-point needles, and includes instructions for the optional needle-felted embellishment.
Finished Size: 20 1/4 (22 1/2, 23 3/4)" head circumference, after felting, not including the bill. Cap shown measures 22 1/2".
Yarn: Valley Yarns Berkshire (85% wool, 15% alpaca; 141 yd [129 m]/100 g): #33 olive (MC), 1 (1, 2) balls; #24 light blue (CC; optional for needle-felted embellishment), 1 ball. Yarn distributed by WEBS.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 12 sts and 15 rows = 4" in St st worked in the rnd before felting; about 13 1/2 sts and 19 1/2 rows = 4" in St st worked in the rnd after felting.
Needles: Size 11 (8 mm): 16" circular (cir) and set of 5 double-pointed (dpn). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Markers (m); tapestry needle; laundry detergent; towel or old shoe to speed up felting process; zippered pillow case. See box for needle-felting materials.
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2006

SKU: EP0704

Author/Speaker/Editor: Laura Irwin

Format: eProject