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Alveare is a modern, casual Hat. These slouchy Hats are everywhere - they are comfortable, easy to knit, instantly gratifying, and they look great too!

Knit in the round, bottom up, and the bobble is optional. The wide vertical rib on the brim complements the horizontal rib of the body. Pattern is available in 4 sizes.


  • To fit size: 18 [20, 22, 24] in/45.75 [50.75, 56, 61] cm
  • Finished size: 16 [17.5, 19.25, 20.75] in/40.75 [44.75, 48.75, 52.75] cm


  • 134 [162, 197, 235] yd/123 [148, 180, 215] m
    34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch
    Lorna's Laces Haymarket
  • Set 4mm DPNs or Circulars
  • Tapestry needle
  • Stitch markers as necessary


  • 20sts x 32rows to 4in/10cm on 4mm needles over St.St

Skills required:

  • Knit and purl stitches
  • Knitting in the round
  • Increase & decrease techniques
  • I-cords
  • Knitted bobbles

Instructions are provided in written format only.

Pattern includes illustrated tutorials for relevant techniques.

Originally published November 2009; revised & republished June 2014.

PDF file size: 2.3MB, image res. 300DPI

Product code: WW094KAlveare

Tech editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler

Page last updated 17/7/14