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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.

134 [162, 197, 235] yd/123 [148, 180, 215] m
34yd/31m for a 6x6in/15x15cm swatch in St.St
Worsted weight, single ply yarn.

Needles & Notions
Set 4mm/UK8/US6 DPNs/Circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Stitch marker as necessary
Tapestry needle
Small amount of stuffing for bobble

Sample details
Shown in Lorna's Laces Haymarket
[215yd/197m per 100g; 100% Blue Faced Leicester]

Shown in size 22in/56cm on model with 21.5in/54.5cm circumference head

Alternative yarns
Manos Del Uruguay Maxima [218yd/199m per 100g; 100% Merino]

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

To fit sizes: 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

Skills required
Knit & purl sts, knitting in the round, increases & decreases, I-cords

Pattern contents
Written instructions; illustrated tutorials for Alternate Cable & Cable cast-ons, I-cord


Originally published November 2009; revised & republished June 2014

PDF file size: 2.8MB

Product code: WW094KAlveare

Tech editors: Heather Murray & Tana Pageler