2nd Holly Day: Berry Cobbler Hat
Day 2 of the 12 Holly Days is The Berry Cobbler Hat. (<-- click the link for the pattern!)
I used Hypnotic Yarn's September Mystery yarn club skein called Apothecary.  My husband watched me wind the yarn and said he would have named the colorway "Blueberry Biscuits and Gravy".  Silly man!  But the colorway makes me think of a mixed berry cobbler.  Yum! 
With this yarn, I wanted a lattice-like design.  The Berry Cobbler hat involves holding the working yarn in the front while slipping a few stitches, then moving the yarn back to the back to knit.  Holding the yarn in the front and slipping stitches is what creates the ladders or "mock lattice" as I call it. 
Stitches in this pattern:
  • K-knit
  • KFB-knit into front and back of stitch (increase)
  • K2TOG-knit next two stitches together (decrease)
  • P-purl
  • Rnd(s)-Round(s)
  • St(s)-Stitch(es)
  • WYIF-with yarn in front. Move yarn to front of work while slipping stitches. Remember to move the yarn to the back of the work before knitting!

Yarn: Approx. 56g [130 yds] DK weight yarn

         US 6 (4.0 mm) 16 “ (40 cm) circular needles, DPNs, or longer circulars for       magic loop
         US 7 (4.5 mm) 16 “ (40 cm) circular needles, DPNs, or longer circulars for magic loop


  • 1 st marker for beginning of round
  • Pom Pom, optional but oh so pretty!
  • Tapestry or large eye needle

Gauge: on larger needles, in the round stockinette stitch, blocked 7-8 rows = 1”, 6 sts = 1”

Finished Measurements: Finished circumference is approximately 18” (46 cm) at ribbing, blocked. Finished height is approximately 8” (20 cm), blocked for the Cast on A option.


I would recommend reading through the pattern before beginning.  There are two different cast on options depending on the size of head you are knitting for. 
Option A is for a 19-21" head circumference (tween size)
Option B is for a 22-23" head circumference (typical average adult woman)

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Happy Knitting!

Written by Brianne Matlage

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