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“This is the Arkenstone of Thrain,” said Bilbo, “the Heart of the Mountain; And it is also the heart of Thorin. He values it above a river of gold.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

This hat is a quick project that is easier than it looks! It uses the same gauge as my Arkenstone Pullover, which is the matching sweater, so it works well as a functional swatch!

Yarn: This is a one skein hat! The sample uses fingering weight held double, but it can also be knit with DK weight held singly.

The sample uses Woolly Yak in the “Moss” colorway.

Gauge: 22 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in Blocked Stockinette worked flat

This hat comes in one size because of the very large chart, but it has multiple style options, an also fits a very large range of head sizes because of its stretchiness!

Finished Measurements (unstretched):
17” (42.5 cm) in circumference, 9.25” (23 cm) tall

As written, the hat has a double thick brim, is
- Slouchy on a 4 year old
(19.5”/49 cm head)
- Slightly slouchy on an Adult S/M
(21”/52.5 cm head)
- A fitted beanie on an Adult L/XL
(23.5”/59 cm head)

Modification instructions are included in the pattern to create a fitted Adult S/M hat, as well as a slouchy hat for an Adult L/XL. Please note that for a slouchy Adult L/XL you will need more than one skein of yarn.

This pattern has been professionally tech edited for accuracy and clarity and has been tested for functionality, accuracy, and clarity.

My thanks to Melissa Metzbower for tech editing

• 1 skein of of fingering weight yarn (held double), or 1 skein of dk weight yarn (held single). The sample was knit in Youghiogheney Yarns Woolly Yak in the Moss colorway. 20% Yak / 70% Superwash Merino / 10% Nylon | 435 yds / 398 m per 100g / 3.5 oz skein.
**Note: This hat used ALL of the skein. I had 1g of yarn left over, and was playing yarn chicken. If you are not fond of challenging the chicken, please see the “Modification Suggestions” section on pg. 3 of the pattern.
• 1 stitch marker to mark the beginning of the round, 3 more stitch markers (optional) to separate chart repeats.
• 1 faux fur pom (optional) or enough extra yarn to make a yarn pom pom if desired.
• 1 set of 16” (40 cm) long circular knitting needles in size US 7 (4.5mm) or size needed to meet specified gauge.
• 1 set of US 7 (4.5mm) DPNs, or preferred needle style for small circumference knitting to close the top of the hat.
• 1 set of 16” (40 cm) long circular knitting needles in size US 5 (3.75mm) or whatever size is size 0.75 mm smaller than the gauge needle.
• Cable needle (optional)


Finished items may be sold from my patterns if they are your handmade work, but may not be mass produced. Standard copyright restrictions apply to the pattern itself. You may not sell, distribute, copy and paste the pattern itself to other websites, or otherwise reproduce my patterns or any of their charts, images, or written descriptions without written permission from me. Use of this pattern indicates agreement to these terms.

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