Picea Hat

Boughs of spruce (genus Picea) rim this hat; the stretchy star stitch of the crown echoes clusters of needles.  Crocheted buttons give a finishing touch to the wavy band.

Designer Sue Perez

Finished Size 20 (21, 22.25)” head circumference; 7.75 (8, 8.25)” long. Hat shown measures 21″.

Yarn Louet Gems Sport Weight (100% merino; 225 yd [205 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): #48 Aqua, 1 skein.

Hook Sizes H/8 (5 mm), G/6 (4 mm), F/5 (3.75 mm), and D/3 (3.25 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions St holder.

Gauge 22 st = 4″ in band pattern on largest size hook; 12 clusters and 11 rows = 4″ in star st with largest hook.



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