Pattern suggestion: Full of Minis Welted Hat

Posting date: 12 October 2021

This welted hat pattern belongs in the Fun category!  Fun to knit, and fun to wear.  It is the Full of Minis hat pattern by designer Barbara Nalewko.  You can make it with just about any fingering weight yarn, but we’re suggesting it for use with the BC Garn Bio Shetland currently on promotion.  The welts combine beautifully with the woolen-spun characteristics of the yarn. multiplying the warmth factor.  Most knitted hats are less effective in windy conditions, but the extra layers of fabric in the welts make this hat warm even in windier weather.

The welts in this hat are quite easy to make, because the colour changes for every welt.  So, it’s easy to see which stitches to pick up on the welt rows.  You could make it with just two colours, alternating colours on every welt.  Or, you could make it with dozens of colours, using up scraps from your stash.  Either way, it will be an eye-catcher and a conversation piece.

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