Chachani Hat


Andrea Rangel

Size 18″ circumference and 7 1/4″ tall

Yarn Swans Island Natural Colors Merino Fingering (100% organic merino wool; 525 yd [480 m]/100 g):

  • charcoal, 1 skein

Gauge 28 sts and 48 rnds = 4″ in Lace Rib patt on smaller needle; 31 sts and 41 rnds = 4″ in Twisted Spiral patt on larger needle


  • Size 1 1/2 (2.5 mm): two 16″ circular (cir) needles
  • Size 3 (3.25 mm): 16″ cir needle and set of double-pointed needles (dpn)
  • Size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook
  • Marker (m)
  • Waste yarn for provisional CO
  • Tapestry needle

This fitted hat has a double-thick brim for extra warmth and staying power, but the lace ribbing adds a touch of femininity. The spiral pattern up the crown features clever decreases.

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